Roast Figs with Pecan Brittle Ice Cream

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Today's special: A new take on bistro food

By Anthony Demetre

Published 2008

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At Arbutus this is how we serve our roast figs, but if you haven’t got the time to make pecan nut brittle ice cream, a good bought vanilla ice cream would be almost as good.


  • 18 black figs (preferably Provençal)
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g


Well ahead, make the ice cream: put the sugar in a dry heavy-based pan and heat until it caramelizes. Don’t be afraid to let it get to be a good deep colour. Using a wooden spoon, mix in half the pecans. Let cool slightly and then mix in the custard followed by the remaining pecans. Mix well and leave to cool completely. When cool, churn in an ice-cream machine until frozen and then put in the