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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast or Brunch
Servings 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


  • Preheat the oven to 450˚
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat
  • Slice the figs in half or quarters
  • Melt the butter and add the figs and brown sugar
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until the water has been released from the figs and they start to dry out and caramelize a bit
  • Meanwhile mix the eggs, flour and milk.
  • When the figs are ready, pour the batter on top
  • Put the pan in the oven and bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven, slice and serve with maple syrup and/or powdered sugar if desired


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