Figs with Homemade Crème Fraîche and Honey

This is a very simple and elegant dessert. Add toasted, shelled pistachios for a little crunch.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 12 ripe mission figs, stems trimmed and quartered lengthwise
  • ¼ tsp. ground cardamom


  • To make crème fraîche: Combine cream and buttermilk, cover with cheesecloth, and let sit at room temperature for 8–24 hours. Refrigerate after that.
  • To serve, drizzle 1 tablespoon of honey into each serving dish. Divide cut figs among the dishes; add a dollop of crème fraîche to each and dust with cardamom.