Fresh figs with spiced yoghurt and brandied almonds
There’s nothing quite like fresh figs! The delicate, purple fruit is in season during summer and autumn months, but have been relatively hard to come by this year. When I spotted some at the local farmers market last weekend I bought a dozen and have been savouring them all week-long. This desert is one that stood out and will satisfy the sweet-toothed among us!
It’s been 12 months since I last enjoyed a fig and nine weeks since I quit sugar, so the fruit is a lot sweeter than I remember! Figs are generally considered mid-range when it comes to the fructose content in fruit, so I’ll stick to smaller pieces when buying. However, figs are also high in fibre due to their many small edible seeds and edible skin. Figs also contain small amounts of potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamin B6.
But enough of that – just go ahead and enjoy this glorious dessert! You can thank me later 😉
6 fresh figs
2 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt
1 teaspoon of all spice (or you could use just cinnamon)
2 tablespoons of flaked almonds
2 teaspoons of butter
1 teaspoon of brandy
Slice figs into quarters and arrange on a plate or in a bowl.
Combine yoghurt and spice in a cup and pour equally over the two dishes.
In a fry pan, melt the butter over low heat then add the almonds and stir to coat. Turn the heat up to medium-low and add the brandy. Stir continuously for a minute or two until the almonds are a caramel colour and slightly toasted. Sprinkle over figs and yoghurt.