Figs roasted with Balsamic Vinegar & Amaretti
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A simple, quick and delightful way to use baby figs. Ideal for a simple supper dessert and even good enough for dinner party tables. Can be made ahead and reheated.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian Style
Serves: 4-6
  • 6 figs, nice and ripe
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp crumbled Amaretti, plus more to sprinkle on top
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Wash and pat dry the figs.
  3. Slice the figs lengthways then scoop out the flesh with a teaspoon, making sure you don’t damage the skin shell. Chop or mash up the flesh and place in a bowl.
  4. Add the ground almonds, tablespoon of crumbled Amaretti, honey and balsamic vinegar and mix together well.
  5. Fill the fig skins with the mashed flesh mix and then place them on a baking tray.
  6. Sprinkle over more crumbled Amaretti biscuits and the chopped zest of a lemon. If you wish, a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg too.
  7. Roast for 10 minutes until the tops are golden and slightly crisp.
  8. Serve warm. Ideal alongside after dinner coffees as a small treat.
  9. This dessert can be made earlier in day and served after reheating (cover with foil) at a lower oven temperature for around 10 minutes.
Recipe by The Red Bistro at