Roast Figs in the Style of the Pyrenees

Figues Rôties

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By Paula Wolfert

Published 1987

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During september and october, when small purple figs are available, you can transform them into these cool, sweet, peppery delights—crunchy on the outside, softly melting on the inside.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 18 small purple (black Mission) figs, slightly overripe
  • ¼ cup plus


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Butter a shallow, flameproof baking dish. Place the figs in it side by side, stems up. Sprinkle with ¼ cup of the sugar and 1 tablespoon wate