Yogurt with Caramelized Figs
The sweetness of fresh figs is brought out by caramelizing them for a few minutes. If you have orange blossom water, it adds a delightful floral note to the yogurt, though cinnamon is also delicious in this dish. For the best flavor, use whole milk yogurt - we're big fans of Grace Harbor Farms plain yogurt.
If it's late in the season and figs are not available, sauteed pear slices make a good substitute.
Makes 4 serving
4 cups plain yogurt
1 pint figs
1/2 tsp orange blossom water or cinnamon
1/2 c pistachio nuts
- Remove stems from figs and cut figs in half lengthwise.
- Heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat in a large saute pan. Cook fig halves, cut side down, for about 5 minutes. Towards the end of this period, you'll see the fig juices browning around the fig halves in the pan.
- Mix yogurt and orange blossom water or cinnamon together in individual serving bowls.
- Arrange caramelized fig halves over yogurt in bowls and sprinkle with pistachios.