Caramelized Figs with Ginger and Cardamom

January 28, 2013 by Kenmore

Chef Ariel Bagadiong of Aja Restaurant shares his recipe for caramelized figs with ginger, honey, and cardamom. Learn how to prepare a delicious dish from an expert chef that will help get your date’s blood pumping!


preparation time
5 mins

cook time




12 fresh black mission figs

0.5 cup honey

4 cardamom pods cracked open

0.5 cup water

0.5 peel of 1 lemon


Prepare the figs by cutting an ""X"" on the bottoms. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a saut pan and bring to a boil. Once the syrup has come to a boil, lower the heat slightly and add the figs. Baste the figs with the hot syrup until warmed through and the syrup has reduced to a light amber color. Place the figs on a plate and discard the lemon peels and the cardamom. Pour some of the syrup over the figs and serve with vanilla ice cream of lashings of whipped cream.


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