Roasted Figs with Candied Pine Nuts and Vanilla Ice Cream

Roasted figs and candied pine nuts transform simple vanilla ice cream into an elegant and impressive dessert—plus it’s so easy!


1 pint fresh figs, cut in half

1 tablespoon olive oil + extra for serving

3 tablespoons good runny honey, divided

½ cup pine nuts

⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom

flaky sea salt

4 scoops good quality vanilla ice cream, to serve

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2. Toss the halved figs with the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the honey and spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until soft and beginning to caramelize.

3. To make the candied pine nuts, heat a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add the nuts and toast for about two minutes, or until just starting to brown and smell fragrant. Add the ground cardamom and a large pinch of flaky sea salt and stir to combine.

4. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons honey, cook for about 30 seconds, then turn off the heat. Stir to combine everything, then immediately transfer to a large plate to cool, spreading them out in an even layer.

5. To serve, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in each bowl and top with the warm roasted figs, some of the candied pine nuts, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of flaky salt. Via food.



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