It’s fig season again! Yay! We really love figs over hear and try to take full advantage of their short season every year. Today we have a simple and yummy dessert for you all, our Salted Honey and Fig Eton Mess. Yes, you’ll notice that lots of our fig recipes involve honey and that’s because they’re seriously a match made in heaven. The crunchy sea salt flakes really push this dessert over the edge and balances out the sweetness so well!
This isn’t a super traditional eton mess with strawberries swirled into the mixture, but more like a pavlova-ish eton mess. I really love that eton mess use up broken meringues so if you’re making a pavlova and your base happens to crack or crumble during the baking process all is not lost! You can easily convert the recipe into an equally delicious eton mess! Plus, if you want to make things extra easy on yourself you can just go buy meringue cookies from the store, like I did for this recipe. Also, Trader Joe’s has them year round above their freezer section, so you don’t just have to wait for the holidays for other stores and shops to have meringue cookies in stock. Enjoy! xx, Jenny
Ingredients: natural honeycomb, broken into bit sized pieces (optional) Directions:
Salted Honey and Fig Eton Mess
Makes 1 (12”)
6 ounces turkey figs, quartered lengthwise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 store bought (or homemade) meringue cookies, broken into small pieces
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
1. Place figs and lemon juice in a mixing bowl and toss together. Allow mixture to sit for 5 to 7 minutes.
2. In another mixing bowl combine heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Beat together until medium peaks form.
3. Reserve 1 cup whipped cream and pouring meringue cookies into remaining whipped cream and fold together.
4. To assemble: Spread whipped cream and meringue mixture onto a platter and smooth the top. (should be about 2 inches thick)
5. Top mixture with reserved whipped cream and smooth the top again.
6. Using a slotted spoon, spoon the figs on top of the bed of whipped cream and top with a generous drizzle of honey.
7. Dot natural honeycomb bits on the top, if using, and finish with a sprinkle of sea salt. Serve.
natural honeycomb, broken into bit sized pieces (optional)