This recipe was created at one of the sleep overs my nieces and nephews had at our home. They always expect me to make them something exotic when they come to stay. Usually I have it all planned as they always are very excited to know what I would make for them. It was almost midnight when they wanted something awesome for dessert. It was summer and I did not want to turn on the oven and get the kitchen hot, so I suggested some cool toppings to go with their ice cream. We had some figs from Trader Joe's and we decided to make something elegant with them. It is not a traditional caramel recipe, but I thought it turned out to be a great hit with the kids. I made them again yesterday and enjoyed them with cottage cheese.
Butter - 2 tbsps
Brown Sugar - 2 tbsps
Fresh Black Figs - 1 pound cut into four quarters
Fresh Cream or 2% milk - 1/4 cup
1. Heat the sauté pan and add butter. As the butter starts to melt, add brown sugar and mix well. As the butter and sugar comes together, add fresh cream and give it a toss. Add the figs and mix. Allow it to soak some of this butter and sugar. Remove from heat ( make sure not to over cook the fig, just enough to get it lightly warmed up) and serve it over ice cream, cottage cheese, rice pudding etc.