Fabulous Figs

"I found this in a Good Housekeeping magazine while on vacation at Edisto Beach, SC. This succulent dessert is low in calories, high in fiber, and is chocolate dipped. Luckily, my neighbor has a fig tree."
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  • Melt chocolate; cool slightly. Cut 2 fresh figs in half lengthwise and dip in melted chocolate. Set on a wax-paper lined plate. Sprinkle the chocolate with a pinch of sea salt. Refrigerate about 10 minutes or until set.

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  1. Muffin Goddess
    I've been hunting for some fresh figs since I saw this recipe -- so glad that I remembered that I was looking for them, lol! I had a package of 8 figs, so I just tossed a bunch of Scharffen-Berger bittersweet squares in the chocolate pot. These are good with just the chocolate on them, but the sea salt is crucial if you want them to be truly fabulous. Such decadent little morsels, thanks for posting! Made for The Hot Pink Panthers for ZWT9 Family Picks
  2. Jostlori
    OMG - these are wonderful! I love figs - just plain, thank you! - so I was a bit leery of putting anything on them. But the chocolate and sea salt put these over the top. I managed to snag just one that looked a bit messy, but the rest disappeared from the plate while I was still dipping. So, the pic will have to wait until I have another basket of figs and some "alone-time". LOL - more for me! Thanks for posting what will undoubtedly be my new obsession!!! Made for ZWT9 - team Gourmet Goddesses.
  3. Chef PotPie
    Figs and chocolate....hmm. Fabulous! I never would have thought of doing this, and I am rarely blessed with figs from my tree because the birds usually get them first! But I managed to snag 3 little ones the birds had missed. The sea salt makes this really happen! Thanks for posting this sweet idea, Miss Fannie. I will use it whenever I am lucky enough to get my share of the figs! ZWT9
  4. jessi_mcg
    One word--yum. Figs are already such melt-in-your-mouth delights, but the added chocolate make these gems feel downright indulgent! The sea salt is absolutely vital; I tried one with and one without and the salt really takes these over the top. My 5 year old also thought these were great and even chose these instead of ice cream for his after dinner treat! Made for ZWT 9, Gourmet Goddesses.
  5. Elmotoo
    I am a very lucky person to have made a friend during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy who has an abundant FIG TREE!! He brought me some today. Some I ate right away, several were used in the recipe, and the rest will be eaten tomorrow. This is positively DIVINE! I used 1 bar of Ghirardelli 60% cacao dark chocolate. I dipped until the chocolate was almost gone & getting gloppy. I didn't refrigerate long enough but I couldn't wait any longer. Made for ZWT9 Zingo, Mike & the Appliance Killers. Thank you!


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