Fig Bismarck

Fig bismarckI normally try to make something special for weekend breakfasts. It’s fig season, so I had a bunch of figs in the fridge to use up. I’ve made a pear bismarck before, and that went over well, so I figured that could be reconfigured to use figs. Turned out quite well. I did cook the figs for a bit to cook off the water and start browning them.

Fig Bismarck
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Recipe type: Breakfast or Brunch
Serves: 4
  • About a dozen figs
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Maple syrup (optional)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 450˚
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat
  3. Slice the figs in half or quarters
  4. Melt the butter and add the figs and brown sugar
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally until the water has been released from the figs and they start to dry out and caramelize a bit
  6. Meanwhile mix the eggs, flour and milk.
  7. When the figs are ready, pour the batter on top
  8. Put the pan in the oven and bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven, slice and serve with maple syrup and/or powdered sugar if desired

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