Carmelized Figs with Vanilla Ice Cream and Aged Balsamic Vinegar


12 firm-ripe fresh figs, trimmed and halved lengthwise

3 T turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw or packed light brown sugar) forced through a sieve

1 pint super premium vanilla ice cream

1 – 2 T Sparrow Lane 25-yr Balsamic Vinegar


Preheat broiler.

Arrange figs, cut sides up, in a large shallow baking pan. Sprinkle sugar evenly over fruit and broil 2 – 3 inches from heat until most of the sugar is melted and deep golden in places, 3 – 5 minutes.

Immediately serve figs over ice cream, drizzled with vinegar.