The entire HUGE bag was only $5, so I snatched them up. I ALSO noticed that my fig tree finally had some figs ready.
This poor tree spent it's first two years of life in a pot on the back porch of our old house. We knew we wanted to move, so I didn't want to plant it, but had to have it. When we moved into the new house I planted it right away. I can never move again!
So this tree is about 6 years old and is finally giving me more than one or two at a time.
I absolutely adore figs and was trying to come up with a yummy quick recipe that I could eat for dessert that wouldn't kill the diet I am on. I weighed out the figs and peach (minus the peach pit) and this dessert comes to 287 calories. Not too bad considering how many calories you could easily scarf down with a bowl of ice cream!
- 74 grams of figs (about 5 or 6)
- one white peach (about 170 grams)
- 1 tablespoon UNSALTED butter (I like to control my salt intake.)
- 1 tablespoon honey (there are many different types. I used Orange blossom)
- Wash off all the fruit.
- Cut the stems off the figs and slice the figs in half
- Slice your peach in half. These are white peaches. The flesh is gorgeous! Remove the pit and stem. Then slice it into slices.
- Mix the peaches and the figs together and head over to the stove!
- At the stove you want to heat up a small pan and melt your honey and butter together. I turn my gas stove to medium.
- Once it is all melted together carefully pour in the peaches and figs. You want your figs to be cut side down. Same with the peaches.
- Let the peaches and figs cook for about 5 minutes. You want to stir them a few times making sure the fruit doesn't get stuck to the bottom of the pan.
- Look how golden and gorgeous the peaches are getting! Make sure to flip them to cook them evenly on both sides!
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- Pour into a bowl and eat! Make sure to scrape up all the gooey syrup. It MAY or may not form an awesome crunchy treat on the end of your spoon that I MAY or may not enjoy eating after all the fruit is gone.