We’re celebrating the start of Autumn with a batch of delicious fresh fig recipes! My Caramelized Balsamic Fresh Fig Topping is not to be missed! You’ll find all this season’s new fresh fig recipes at the bottom of this post.
Caramelized Balsamic Fresh Fig Topping is sophisticated and complex and takes everything it touches to the next level of yum!
Plump, fresh figs, brown sugar and a touch of orange juice are first cooked down into a caramelized delight. Then a splash of balsamic is added to lend a depth of flavor that makes this topping extra special.
Here’s some great ways to use a batch of Caramelized Balsamic Fresh Fig Topping:
You’ll want to make sure not to break up your fresh figs too much when stirring your sauce, as you’ll want nice sized quarters to remain.
It’s especially important to choose plump, juicy figs for your Caramelized Balsamic Fresh Fig Topping.
If you’d like to learn how to choose fresh figs, how to store fresh figs and watch a video of them being harvested, click here:
I’m not going to go through the whole process of making this recipe because it’s just so simple. You’ll find the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
The secret ingredient to this amazing Caramelized Balsamic Fresh Fig Topping is of course, balsamic vinegar. I tested this recipe twice, the first time using a beautifully aged balsamic.
Needless to say, we loved it in our morning yogurt-granola-fruit bowls and enjoyed it on a bowl of ice cream.
While on vacation this Summer, I picked up a bottle of Fig Balsamic Vinegar and wanted to try it out in this recipe. The results the second time around were, like WOW! I won’t tell you that you need to run out and buy a bottle, but you just might want to anyway…
If you’re now “jonesing” for the taste of plump, sweet fresh figs, then I’ve got 3 more delicious recipes for you to try.
Seasonal fresh figs aren’t just for desserts my friends, as you can see, their versatilty is endless!
Sauce with continue to thicken as it cools. Your Caramelized Balsamic Fresh Fig Topping will last up to 5 days if kept in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.
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