My parents have an amazing fig tree at their house, and the figs finally ripened the other week. Last week I made a prosciutto, goat cheese, and fig panini, and today I started the day with these healthy, yet decadent, fig parfaits to take full advantage of their flavor. The parfaits are quick to make and you can even roast the figs a day or two ahead and keep them in the fridge. Just make sure to assemble the parfaits right before serving.
Do you have any favorite fig recipes?
Honey Roasted Fig Parfaits
Makes 3 large parfaits.
5 fresh figs, tops cut off and sliced in half
1 32 oz container of plain 0% greek yogurt
1 cup granola (I used my Chocolate Almond Granola and Fat-Free Granola, use gluten free to make the recipe gluten free)
½ cup crushed or sliced nuts, optional (roasted and salted pistachios or roasted sliced almonds are good choices)
1 1/2 tablespoons honey, plus 1 tablespoon for assembly
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Organize fig halves on a cookie sheets and place a small dollop of honey on each half. Roast figs for 12-15 minutes or until slightly browned and soft to the touch. Set aside to cool completely.
- Once figs have cooled, set aside one half for each parfait you are going to make. Cut the rest into small pieces making almost a jam-like mixture.
- To assemble the parfait, start with yogurt and alternate yogurt layers with granola and fig mixture. Finish with a drizzle of honey, granola, nuts, and one fig half.
- Serve immediately with a long spoon.