These are so easy and incredibly good! Serve them at your next party with some sheep feta, baked camembert cheese or gorgonzola with crostini or crusty bread.
I like to make these when we have guest over for dinner. They make a great dessert as they are or topped with ice cream, fresh whipped cream or mascarpone mixed with some maple syrup.
These are great with a Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino or a white Rioja.
- 24 Medium Figs
- 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Dry White Wine
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla
- 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the stems off the figs and slice them in half. In a 9×13″ baking dish, place the figs along the bottom.. In a small bowl mix the syrup, wine, oil, vanilla and salt together then drizzle the syrup mix over all the figs.
Put in oven on the middle shelf for 25 minutes.
Figs are high in potassium, which helps control high blood pressure. They have a high concentration of fiber that is helpful in digestion, weight management, constipation; helps prevent colon cancer, post-menopausal breast cancer, hypertension, and diabetes. The soluble fiber pectin, helps pull out excess cholesterol. They are also high in calcium that strengthens bones and help reduce macular degeneration. They are very high in antioxidants that are excellent for the liver.