Honey Roasted Figs and Toasted Pecans on Ice Cream Recipe

For me, ice cream exists for the purpose of melting over warm desserts to create a contrasting coating of sticky sweetness. I know it’s a good dessert when I’m scraping my spoon against the plate to save every last bit of that drippy puddle.

My most memorable dessert in Paris was actually not from a 3 Michelin Star restaurant. Rather, it was a rustic dish of plump, caramelized figs with a scoop of housemade ice cream served at a neighbourhood bristo.

[Read about my fantastic meal at Paul Bert]

I still dream about how my spoon broke through the juicy figs and swirled around the lightly melted ice cream that tempered the piping hot fruit.

Mmm… so I tried to replicate figues rôtie au miel at home and it wasn’t difficult at all. If you have a toaster oven, some honey, and some fresh figs, you’re good to go.

Roasted Figs by Melody Fury


  • Preheat the broiler
  • Set figs on some aluminum foil
  • Coat the figs with honey
  • Broil until the figs start to crack (approx 15 minutes)
  • Drizzle on more honey and broil until deeply caramelized (approx 10 minutes)
  • Serve on ice cream. Dress with the fig-syrup and some warm, toasted pecans


  1. November 27, 2010 by Liana @ femme fraiche

    I ALWAYS have to put some sort of crunchy or gooeyy topping on my ice cream. It’s just not complete without it! This looks like a perfect fix….love the figs (and I tend to eat honey straight from the jar so that part sits quite well with me too)

  2. November 30, 2010 by catty

    This looks divine – you’re clever enough to recreate restaurant sensations at home.. I’m far too scared to even attempt! I also love ice cream on a warm dessert… vanilla on warm apple crumble always melts my heart…

  3. December 02, 2010 by Teresa

    That looks amazing! Figs and ice cream sounds sooo very good…served with some sort of liquor maybe? It’s pretty xmasy too

  4. December 03, 2010 by admin

    @Teresa – thanks, babylove :) A splash of brandy or Grand Marnier would tie it together, I imagine :)

  5. December 03, 2010 by Melody Fury

    Catty- don’t be scared, babes! What’s the worst that can happen? Your kitchen might catch on fire, I suppose.

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