Baked chocolate chilli figs

I love figs, and I try to eat as many of them as I can during their short season. I always plan to make something really yummy with them, but I just end up eating them as they are or squished on toast with lots of butter and a drizzle of honey. We’re almost at the end of fig season and this may be my last chance at a fig recipe for the year. It’s ridiculously simple and easy, but really quite delicious. I’m coming to the realisation that the moreish chocolate-chilli combo goes with just about anything, but it’s really superb with baked figs. Serve this late summer/early autumn dessert with Greek yoghurt, marscapone or vanilla bean ice-cream.

baked chocolate chilli figs

Serves four

12 fresh figs
50 g dark chilli chocolate (I like Lindt)
1 tbsp of butter

Cut off the stalks, and make a criss-cross cut in each fig. Break up the chocolate and put a shard inside each fig. Top off the figs with a tiny blob of butter. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, until the chocolate has melted and the figs are releasing their juices.

3 thoughts on “Baked chocolate chilli figs”

  1. Oooooh I was going to leave a note on the risotto post but had to bypass it when I spied these little darlings just below….hmmmm I will have to try that out with chilli chocolate. Three of my favourite things in my mouth all at the same time. My tastebuds would love me!! Thanx. Lovely blog xxx

  2. where is the comment you wrote to me?please will you rather email me as l get very frustrated when l cant find things easily, and l would .love to contact you about something interesting regarding cooking, but l am getting very despondent as l cant find your reply..please email rather thanks ,llana

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