25toasted pistachios or almonds, coarsely chopped (optional)
100g thick set yogurt
Baked Figs Directions
Preheat the oven to 190c / 375F / Gas Mark 5.
Choose a gratin dish into which all the figs will fit snugly and line it with the butter. Halve the figs and place in the dish. Pour the brandy over the figs and drizzle over the honey. Mix together the lemon zest, nuts (if using) and yogurt and spoon a dollop on each fig half. Drizzle the lemon juice around the figs and place in the oven.
Bake the figs for about 20 minutes until the juices have reduced into a syrup. If the figs look cooked but the juices are not reduced enough, pour the juices into a saucepan and reduce, keeping an eye on it at all times to prevent it burning.
Serve hot or at room temperature with extra yogurt if you wish.