You may prefer to peel the figs, but it’s not necessary. Remove the woody tip from the stem and cut each fig into 6 wedges, then place these in a bowl.
Cut the dates in half lengthways and pull apart. Remove the stone and the woody bit at the end, and add to the figs.
Stir the honey into the rosewater and orange juice until it’s dissolved and pour it over the fruit. Gently mix it all together and place in the fridge for 1–2 hours, mixing once more.
Divide the mixed fruit and juices between 4 plates, scatter over the almonds, chocolate and sesame seeds, and drizzle with the nut oil.
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