This recipe really saves the day when your figs are, to put it mildly, so-so. For example, slightly dried out, not sweet, or a little unripe. And you get magical aromatic soft and sweet figs. And what great juice it releases during baking. This fabulous, wonderfully aromatic sauce is also wonderful to dip a piece of cheese in. Brie, Camembert, soft goat cheese, and ricotta go well with baked figs.

Baked figs with honey thyme and cinnamon for a cheese plate


Baked figs with honey
2 minutes 10-12 minutes 2 servings

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

  • 10 figs
  • 1 tbsp (20 g) butter
  • 1⅓ tbsp (30 g) honey
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) lemon juice
  • 1 small pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 small pinch of salt
  • A sprig of thyme
  • 1 tbsp almonds for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C / 410°F. 
  2. Put butter, honey, and lemon juice in a baking dish. Add salt, cinnamon, and thyme leaves. Place in the oven for 5-7 minutes until the butter is melted. 
  3. Cut the figs into halves and place them in the baking dish with the cut side down. Using a cooking brush, butter the figs on top. Bake for 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the figs to a deep bowl and pour the rich sauce over top. Roast the almonds in a dry pan, chop with a knife and sprinkle on top. Serve with cheese.

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