Tested till perfect Honey Cream With Vanilla-Roasted Figs
Honey Cream With Vanilla-Roasted Figs
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Honey Cream With Vanilla-Roasted Figs

Since honey is the star of this silky cream, use a flavourful variety such as clover, orange blossom or wildflower. Thyme may seem like an unusual addition, but floral honey and grassy thyme are perfect partners. This dessert has the consistency of a soft pudding. Serve with crushed amaretti cookies or toasted almonds.

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2012

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  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 5 hours
  • Portion size 6


  • 2 tbsp 2tbsppacked brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspliquid honey
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspchopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspgrated lemon zest
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 lb 1lbfresh figs, (such as Black Mission), about 9

Honey Cream:

  • 2 cups 2cupswhipping cream, (35%)
  • 4 4egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupclover honey, or other flavourful honey
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Honey Cream: In heatproof metal bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the cream, egg yolks and honey. Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water; cook, stirring, until mixture is thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 15 minutes. Strain through fine sieve into large bowl. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; let cool. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.

Whip remaining cream; fold into honey mixture. Refrigerate until cold and mixture can mound on spoon, 3-1/2 to 4 hours.

Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together sugar, honey, vanilla, thyme, lemon zest and salt. Cut figs in half lengthwise and add to bowl; toss to coat. Scrape into 8-inch (2 L) square baking dish; turn figs cut side down. Cover with foil.

Bake in 400?F (200?C) oven until fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack until liquid reabsorbs into figs, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with honey cream.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 442 pro 4g total fat 32g sat. fat 19g
carb 40g dietary fibre 3g sugar 28g chol 238mg
sodium 37mg potassium 280mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 6 vit A 31 vit C 3
folate 10
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