Toss 16 halved fresh figs, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon each honey, lemon juice and water in a shallow baking dish. Dot with 1 tablespoon chopped butter. Roast at 425 degrees F until juicy, about 20 minutes. Spoon the juices over the figs, then continue roasting until syrupy, about 10 more minutes. Serve over vanilla ice cream.
Photograph by Anna Williams
Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine