8 ripe figs
8 tsp runny honey
2 tbsp chopped
pistachios, to serve
Choose from one of the following for the topping:
Vanilla ice cream
Greek yoghurt and honey
Soft goat's cheese, such as Ardsallagh, and balsamic vinegar
You will need a small gratin dish or four ramekins
1 Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Cut each fig into four but only halfway down, not all the way through to the base. Pack them fairly tight into the gratin dish or ramekins - this will help them soak up the juices when cooking. (Don't roast the figs on a baking tray or the juices will run out and evaporate.)
2.Drizzle each fig with a teaspoon of honey and bake for 10 minutes or until soft, juicy and bubbling (no more than 15 minutes in total).
3.Once cooked, choose your topping. If using ice cream, place one small scoop on top of each serving. If using Greek yoghurt and honey, spoon the yoghurt liberally over the top and then drizzle with honey. If you opt for the more savoury version, place a tablespoon of goat's cheese on the top of each serving, followed by a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar.