This morning some eggplants were baking for a planned eggplant and yoghurt dish, and I decided to pop figs into the oven alongside the eggplants, for a great breakfast treat. These are easy – figs, thyme and olive oil. Delicious. Roasting or baking figs intensifies their sweetness. Ten minutes or so and they are ready.
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Baked Figs with Thyme
Take some figs and cut them in half from base to stem – no need to remove the stem.
Place sprigs of thyme into an earthenware ovenproof dish and lay the figs, cut side up, on top. Drizzle with olive oil and place a couple of thyme sprigs over the top.
Place into a 200C oven for 10 – 15 mins until they are plump and rosy and warm.
Serve with some creme fraiche or marscapone, or see below for savoury options.
recipe notes and alternatives
You can also make this a savoury dish – sprinkle with some sea salt and black pepper and serve as a side to a main course, or top a green salad with the figs.
Instead of olive oil, drizzle the figs with pomegranate molasses before baking.
Serve with some Overnight Oats for your breakfast.