• Caramelized Figs

    photo-592This 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-compliant.


    Caramelized Figs
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    Serves: 4
    • 4 fresh, ripe figs (mission, black, brown turkey, etc.)
    • 1 spoonful of ghee or coconut oil
    • Cinnamon for sprinkling
    • Good quality dark chocolate for shaving on top, optional (I used 90% dark chocolate)
    1. Wash the figs. Cut the stem end off and then slice in half.
    2. 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.
    3. Remove from the pan sprinkle with cinnamon and dark chocolate shavings.


    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    12 thoughts on “Caramelized Figs

    1. Our store just got figs in so I was finally able to make this. So easy and sooo delicious! Our first time eating fresh figs and what a better way to get us hooked…with chocolate and cinnamon (and ghee:) Thank you for a great new dessert.

    2. Thanks for the recipe! Any way you could add a “print recipe” option to your site? Or am I just having a hard time finding it?

      1. Hi Emily,

        We are in the process of importing all the recipes into Easy Recipes which has a print button embedded in it. Many of the most popular recipes are already converted over. However, there are hundreds of recipes so you can imagine this task is taking us a little while. We appreciate your patience!

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    3. I have a fair sized brown turkey fig in my back yard…..when it produces fruit, it comes all at one time and it is wonderful however, needing some new ideas to make them last…… These look yummy!!!!

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