This week, we’re sharing recipes for dessert foods to accompany the wedding cake. Intimate weddings don’t need elaborate dessert buffets, but serving something alongside the cake helps end the meal on a celebratory note. Look for an accompaniment that will complement the cake’s flavor, add color, or provide a contrasting texture.
For those of us who love autumn, just the thought of autumn foods transports us to the warm kitchens and homey spices we love. For fellow autumn lovers, let’s savor each word in the name of this recipe: Broiled … Honey-Glazed … Spiced … Figs … Oh … Yeah….
These broiled figs make a sumptuous treat served with a slice of autumn wedding cake. They are exceedingly easy to make, but best served warm, which is another reason to have experienced kitchen help on hand the day of the wedding, even if you are self-catering your reception. The recipe is from scott at SeattleFoodGeek.com. Thanks, Scott.
Ingredients for Broiled Honey-Glazed Spiced Figs
- 20 figs
- ¼ cup plus 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Instructions for Broiled Honey-Glazed Spiced Fig Recipe
- Preheat the broiler and set the top rack as close to the heating element as possible.
- Wash the figs and pat them dry. Cut off the stems (you don’t have to, but the stems aren’t edible). Slice figs in half from stem to root.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
- Lay the figs, cut side up, on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle the honey over the cut side of the figs, then sprinkle on the spice mixture.
- Broil the figs on the top rack until honey bubbles and begins to turn brown, about 10 minutes. (Note: Watch the figs carefully, because cooking time will vary from oven to oven.
- Remove from heat. Serve one fig half with each piece of wedding cake.