Caramelized Figs with Chocolate are delicious and the perfect sweet and fruity ending to any dinner. Paleo friendly and gluten-free!
This is a simple way to make something that’s a bit sweet but a far cry from Paleo-ifying dessert. You could even skip the shaved dark chocolate if you wanted something Whole30-friendly.
How to Make Caramelized Figs
Making caramelized figs couldn’t be much easier. Slice ripe figs in half. Then, heat ghee, butter, or coconut oil in a small pan. Cook the cut side of the figs over medium-high heat for a couple minutes until they’ve developed yummy, golden-brown edges.
I like to use ghee because it has a higher smoke point than butter. Despite that, it still gives a delicious buttery flavor. Many people who can’t tolerate other forms of dairy very well do okay with ghee. If you’d rather not use ghee, then coconut oil would work, too.
These Caramelized Figs with Chocolate are best made fresh when you plan to eat them.
Caramelized Figs with Chocolate
These delicious Caramelized Figs with Chocolate are the perfect sweet and fruity ending to any dinner. Paleo friendly and gluten-free!
- 4 fresh figs (mission, black, brown turkey, etc.)
- 1 tsp ghee or coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp dark chocolate for shaving on top, optional (I used 90% dark chocolate)
- Wash the figs. Cut the stem end off and then slice in half.
- In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt the ghee or coconut oil. When hot, cook the figs 1-2 minutes on each side or until they begin to caramelize.
- Remove from the pan sprinkle with cinnamon and dark chocolate shavings.