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Baked Fresh Fig Dessert

This spiced roasted fig dessert with hazelnuts and vanilla ice cream is amazing! If you’ve never baked fresh figs you’ve got to try this recipe!

Spice roasted figs with hazelnuts

Around this time of year there are fruits a plenty on trees and at farmers markets in town. If you have a fig tree you may wonder what you can do with these delicate fruits. Other than just picking them ripe and taking a bite right off of the tree, you should try this fig dessert. I’m telling you, it’s heavenly and SO easy to do! This post brought to you by Breyers. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Typical Mom.

We found this recipe from Chef Curtis Stone and his wife, Lindsay Price Stone.

They created 12 fun, family-friendly recipes featuring Breyers® Natural Vanilla ice cream. Curtis and Lindsay drew inspiration from each month of the year as well as seasonal ingredients. We wanted to try it out.

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recipe with figs

I’m an only child so I don’t have much family. I’ve known Debbie for over 30 years and she’s become an “Aunt” to my kids.

We found out she had a fig tree in her yard. It was a perfect reason to make a visit! If you have a fig tree in your backyard you are in luck too.

Just wait until they are brown, slightly soft, and ideally have a small crack or two. Those are the BEST to use and snack on right then and there. 😉 Pick about 8 ripe figs and rinse them off.

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If you don’t have a tree just pick up a few at your local grocery store. You can usually find fresh figs there or at your local farmers market from July to August or so.

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You can see the deep brown/purple color you want to find in the top picture here.

Now after a quick rinse, slice them in half. Mix together your spices and sugar to dip them in before putting them into the broiler.

Keep a close eye on them because it doesn’t take long for them to be ready. Once they start oozing juice and the sugar starts to crystalize like you see here they are ready to serve. With ice cream of course!!

roasted figs with hazelnuts

Serve 3-4 figs on a plate or bowl with a scoop of ice cream and sprinkle with a few hazelnuts. It’s an incredible dessert if you ask us!

I wish you could smell thru the screen. Once these are in the oven and you open it up after a few minutes it reminds you of the holidays.

The sweet smell of figs with cinnamon just brought back visions of Christmas with my Grandma AND “Aunt” Debbie. Don’t you love it when a dish sparks memories like these. 😉

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Spiced roasted figs with hazelnuts and vanilla ice cream

Spiced roasted figs with hazelnuts and vanilla ice cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, fig
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 24kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 8 ripe figs halved lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 ground cloves
  • 1 1/3 c Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/4 c blanched hazelnuts toasted, coarsely chopped


  • Position broiler rack 6 inches from heat source, preheat broiler. 
  • Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a small bowl mix sugar and spices. 
  • One at a time dip figs, cut side down into sugar mixture. Then coat figs a second time and arrange cut side up on baking sheet.
  • Broil figs, watching closely, for approximately 4 minutes or until sugar begins to caramelize figs soften slightly and begin to ooze their juice. 
  • Divide figs among 4 bowls. Spoon 1/3 c. Breyers® Natural Vanilla Ice Cream into each bowl and sprinkle with hazelnuts.
Nutrition Facts
Spiced roasted figs with hazelnuts and vanilla ice cream
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Savannah (@HowHesRaised)

Thursday 11th of August 2016

Mmmmm!!! This recipe just SCREAMS 'fall' to me! The spice! The cinnamon! Oh, it looks absolutely wonderful. Confession: I've never had figs before. In fact, the closest thing I've ever had to a fig was in my gluten-eating days when I had fig newtons. I wouldn't even know where to get them around here! Thanks for sharing this awesome looking treat <3

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