Caramelized Figs with Pistachios and Vanilla Ice Cream

Star chef Kristen Kish caramelizes juicy, plump purple figs with honey to make them even juicier and more delicious. Slideshow: More Fig Recipes 

Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1/4 cup pistachios

  • 12 fresh, firm figs, halved lengthwise

  • Honey, for brushing

  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Spread the pistachios in a pie plate and toast for about 5 minutes, until golden. Let cool slightly, then coarsely chop.

  2. Brush the cut sides of the figs with honey. Heat a large nonstick skillet until hot. Working in 2 batches, cook the figs cut side down over moderately high heat until lightly caramelized, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer the figs to a plate and top with the toasted pistachios. Serve warm, with ice cream.

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