Carmelized Figs over Greek Yogurt with Rosemary, Toasted Almonds, and Honey

Oh boy am I excited to share this with you. Sorry about the long title…I had to mention every ingredient that went into this to give you the full picture!

This is the first thing I’ve ever done with fresh figs. I love dried figs and that fig butter from Trader Joe’s, but I had yet to try these plump, seasonal, and colorful fruits fresh. This is inspired from a recipe I saw in Whole Living magazine.

Plain Greek yogurt works best – it adds a tartness and creaminess that really make the dish. I use the nonfat version because it has more protein per serving, but any plain Greek yogurt would be great.


Serves 2

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary (I suspect fresh will be much better…maybe try 1/2-1 tbs fresh chopped rosemary)
  • 1 tbs honey (or to taste)
  • 4-5 fresh figs


Halve the figs.

In a saute pan over medium heat, drizzle about 1 tsp of the honey. Smear the honey around so the fig halves (cut side down) each are lightly covered. Cook over medium heat about 5 minute until the figs are soft and, well, caramel-y looking.

Meanwhile, chop the almond and rosemary if you are using fresh.

Mix the almonds, rosemary, and remaining honey in the yogurt.

When the figs are done, divide the yogurt into two little bowls (if you are sharing šŸ˜‰ ) and arrange the figs on top. If you like, sprinkle with more almonds and rosemary.

Makes a fabulous breakfast with black coffee or mildly sweet dessert.

Can you tell they were very fun to take pictures of? šŸ˜‰


15 responses

  1. This is so bizarre (great minds think alike category, not your post) – we’ve got a post on grilled figs with creme fraiche and chestnut honey coming out next week. Must be something in the air. I love your idea of doing them in a saute pan – I’ll file that away for winter. And they are lovely with Greek yogurt. Nice post, good photos. Ken

    • Yum, that creme fraiche idea sounds fantastic! I’ll definitely be trying that one. Figs are such a hearty, comforting flavor, and i love how well they go with tangy dairy like goat cheese or Greek yogurt. Thanks so much for your thoughts!

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