Balsamic Roasted Figs

Posted on

These were almost too easy…This was one of my favorite lunch-hour experiments in a long time.


  • Green figs (black would work too)
  • 1-2 T balsamic vinegar (depending on how many figs you have)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Slice figs in half and place, cut-side up, on baking sheet (I covered the sheet in foil to avoid messy clean-up).
  3. Drizzle figs with balsamic.
  4. Roast until figs begin to caramelize, about 8-20 minutes, depending on the size of the figs. Mine took 15.
Ugly but good—I say that about lots of my recipes...

I had a couple of these plain and chopped up a few to toss in tomorrow’s salad with a little goat cheese. I’m planning to make a sweet vinaigrette (use a dab of jam as an emulsifier) to go on top too. I suspect these are also very good with yogurt, and maybe even vanilla ice cream…

5 thoughts on “Balsamic Roasted Figs

    Katie said:
    October 15, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    OOH YUM! I LOVE roasted fruit on ice cream. Figgy goodness!

    Easy Summer Dessert | Keeping It Real Food said:
    June 29, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    […] of my favorite ways to enjoy figs is roasted. They’re the perfect addition to many a sweet and savory dish. In the spirit of easy summer […]

    What I Ate Wednesday #120 | Keeping It Real Food said:
    July 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

    […] (unpictured) roasted fig before the gym; zucchini bread oatmeal w/ coconut PB at my […]

    Fig and Ginger Chia Seed Jam | Keeping It Real Food said:
    September 21, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    […] yesterday when I happened upon a fruit cart with some gorgeous figs. $3 a box. Sure, why not? Maybe I’d roast some to throw in salads or on top of breakfast or grab before an early-morning […]

    reviews omega said:
    September 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Your method of explaining all in this post is truly good,
    every one be able to without difficulty understand it,
    Thanks a lot.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s