Grilled Honeyed Figs With Sabayon Recipe – Italian Dessert


Fresh and dried figs are rich in fibre and high in iron, boosting energy and promoting healthy food. These are usually available dried, as fresh figs are easily damaged and have a very short shelf life. This delicious fruit contains good amount of fibre, most of it soluble, which helps protect against heart disease. They are also a good source of several minerals and vitamin B6, with small amounts of a range of B vitamins, folate and several other vitamins and minerals. These are a concentrated source of potassium and are rich in calcium, magnesium and iron. They are, however, also high in calories, so are best eaten in moderation.

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Grilled Honeyed Figs with Sabayon Recipe

Servings: 4 People

Sabayon is an custard-like Italian sauce, made with egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine.

  1. Whisk the egg yolks and the sugar together in a bowl.
  2. Once foamy, slowly add the liquid while whisking constantly.
  3. Keep whisking until the sauce thickens to a custard-like consistency.


  • 8 ripe fresh figs (cut into half)
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 3 eggs


  1. Preheat the grill to high. Arrange the figs on the grill. Apply honey on the figs.
  2. Cook under the preheated grill for 5-6 mins, or until just beginning to caramelize.
  3. Add a spoonful of the sabayon and place the figs on a plate. Serve immediately.

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They deteriorate quickly and so should be eaten the day they are bought or picked. They are best eaten as they are but are also tasty with ham, served as a starter or as part of a dessert. Some varieties of fig have edible skin while others need to be skinned.

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The leaves of the fig tree are edible. It’s liquid extract has anti-diabetic properties, reducing the amount of insulin needed by some people with diabetes. It also helps to lower cholesterol. Prevents fluid retention and excellent for bone density.

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