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 rĂ´tie 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


  • 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)

  • 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…

  • Teresa

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

  • admin

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

  • Melody Fury

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