Honey and thyme caramelised figs

April 10, 2013 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Honey and thyme caramelised figs recipe

Honey and thyme caramelised figs are a wonderful fruity pudding. Figs have a natural softness that’s divine when coated in a layer of hard sugar. Thyme adds a refreshing lightness and you can’t go wrong with a yummy scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. 

Honey and thyme caramelised figs

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 10 mins


  • 20ml (4 tsp) butter
  • 300g figs, halved
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) brown sugar
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) honey
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh cream
  • seeds from ½ vanilla pod
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves only
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve
  • 60ml (¼ cup) peanut brittle, crushed, to serve



Heat the butter in a hot pan, add the sliced figs and toss to combine. Stir in the sugar and honey, and allow to caramelise over medium heat for 1 minute.


Stir in the cream, vanilla seeds and thyme, and allow to bubble away for 30 seconds.


Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to serving bowls and spoon the warm figs and sauce on top.


Scatter crushed peanut brittle on top for added texture and serve immediately.

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