The figs from our tree are ripening just perfectly for desserts and snacks without having that desperate rush to make jam before the fruit goes bad. Great for us, not so good for those on our Christmas list, as I made some wicked jam a couple years ago. This dessert is super simple and tastes amazing. There will be extra thyme sugar – store it in a jar and use on other desserts.
15 or so figs, top sliced off
1/4 c or so of ricotta
4 TBSP or so of honey
Thyme sugar (2 sprigs of thyme – leaves only processes with 1/4 c sugar)
Place figs in a shallow dish. Combine ricotta and honey and spread over figs. Sprinkle a little thyme sugar over the top and broil for 3 – 5 minutes until a little caramelized.