Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fresh Fig and White Peaches

When I was at the farmers market the other day they had some fantastic white peaches.  

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!
GAH!  I could lick the screen.
  • 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.

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