Chocolate Dipped Figs
There is nothing quite as elegant and delicious as a Chocolate Dipped Fig with Sea Salt. Figs grow everywhere in Greece and they are used in all kinds of dishes. I really like this way of making them into dessert because they are simply dipped in chocolate and the flavor of the fig still really shines through.
Since there are very few ingredients in this recipe, be sure to use the freshest figs, most high-quality chocolate, and quality sea salt. Also, leave yourself ample time to make them since they need to cool and harden. I don’t recommend making these on a really hot day because the chocolate will melt and everyone will have messy hands.
Preparing these goes quickly so make sure you have everything you need ready beforehand. I always line my baking sheets with parchment paper, have the chocolate ready to melt, and the sea salt in a dish. Then it will go seamlessly as you prepare everything. Also, be sure to prepare space in your fridge for the freshly dipped figs to harden. This takes time and they need to be on a stable shelf while they do so. You want to make sure they are completely solid before you place them out for people to enjoy.
Once these are ready, they make the most elegant desserts for dinner parties. They also look beautiful on grazing tables or lining dessert platters. In the winter they are easier to transport. You can place them in a pretty gift box and give them to a teacher or friend, or show up with them to a dinner party. You can also intersperse them with chocolate dipped strawberries and chocolate dipped orange slices to make a beautiful fruit-filled dessert board.
I hope you enjoy this elegant way to enjoy figs. It’s a beautiful, easy dessert that keeps everyone talking. You’ll adore the fruit and chocolate flavor in every single bite. Enjoy!
Figs Dipped in Chocolate and Sea Salt
This is such a decadent treat for fall. I like to serve them at elegant parties, or sometimes for a fun snack. They also look wonderful on a grazing table and can make a pretty gift for a friend or teacher! Ingredients:
Chocolate (dark or semi-sweet, as per your preference)
Sea Salt (flakey sea salt works best for this)
Instructions: 1. Wash the figs and pat them dry with a paper towel. If your figs have stems, you can either remove the stems or leave them on for a more decorative look. 2. Break the chocolate into small pieces or chop it into small chunks. You can use a good quality dark or semi-sweet chocolate for this recipe. 3. Melt the Chocolate: There are two common methods for melting chocolate: Option 1: Double Boiler Fill a small saucepan with an inch of water and place it over low heat. Place a heatproof bowl (preferably glass or stainless steel) on top of the saucepan, ensuring it doesn't touch the water. Add the chopped chocolate to the bowl and stir gently until it's completely melted. Option 2: Microwave Place the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate in 20-30 second bursts, stirring after each burst until it's smooth and fully melted. Be cautious not to overheat. 4. Hold each fig by the stem (if you left it on) or use a fork to dip the fig into the melted chocolate, ensuring it's fully coated. 5. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off the dipped fig. You can gently tap the fig against the edge of the bowl to help with this. 6. While the chocolate is still wet, immediately sprinkle a small pinch of flakey sea salt over the chocolate-covered fig. The combination of sweet chocolate and salty sea salt creates a delicious contrast in flavors. 7. Carefully place the dipped fig on a baking sheet or a piece of parchment paper. Make sure it's not touching other dipped figs, so they don't stick together. 8. Allow the chocolate to set. You can speed up the process by placing the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes. 9. Serve the figs on a serving platter or individual dessert plates. Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator, but be mindful that refrigeration can sometimes cause chocolate to develop a whitish "bloom" on the surface, though it's still safe to eat.
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