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Baked Figs with Honey and Orange

If you have never had baked figs with honey and orange, then you really need to try them. I also love baked figs with goats cheese.

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I have a friend from Morocco and we actually became closer when we had this figs convo. We also discussed genoise sponges too but the figs came first. When I mentioned cheese though, she didn’t look impressed. Her eyes glazed over. I went too far for her. I wanted to keep her sweet because she makes the best moroccan tea and snacks and also because she is really the sweetest, kindest person with such a huge heart.

I love figs. Not only do they taste great, they are also full of nutritional goodness. They contain soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins. Fresh figs contain adequate levels of some of the anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin A, E, and K.  They also help to; relieve constipation, lower blood pressure, control diabetes, helps with anaemia and are high in calcium.  Figs are also a prophetic food!

I have been thinking a lot about resolutions. Its weird because the new year always feels like a fresh start. For the last couple of years, I have mind mapped and written down my top six prayers/hopes for the following year and then I have broken some of them down into smaller bullet points. Whilst I didn’t achieve all of the smaller bullet points, I feel like writing it down made me more focussed and therefore I managed to do a lot of it. Health wise, this wasn’t a great year as I mentioned but the positive was that, I actually know that there is an issue and I can work on it. Knowledge is power right? Snacks like these, baked figs with honey and orange are great to help keep me on track.

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Baked figs with Honey and Orange

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 9

Ingredients

  • 9 ripe figs cut in half
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 small orange, zest and juice
  • 200g Greek Yoghurt
  • Optional toppings - crushed pistachios/walnuts, dried rose petals, goats cheese, feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6.
  2. Line a tray with baking paper. Pop the figs into a baking tray.
  3. Add some butter to each fig.
  4. Combine the honey and orange juice in a small bowl, then pour over the figs.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl combine the yoghurt and zest.
  7. Serve the figs with the yoghurt.
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