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This Middle Eastern-inspired dessert will transport you on an exotic culinary adventure using only a few ingredients. The leftover syrup is delicious drizzled over yoghurt or ice cream.

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 cup honey

2 tsp Queen Rosewater Essence

4 large fresh figs

1 cup thick Greek yoghurt

Extra 2 tbs honey

1 tbs pistachio kernals, finely chopped

Method

1. Place honey, Queen Rosewater Essence and 1 tbs water into a deep saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until combined and mixture comes to a simmer.

2. Using a small sharp knife, cut a cross on the top of each fig through the stem open slightly. Add figs to honey, standing up. Cook for 1 minute spooning honey mixture constantly over fruit whilst cooking. Transfer figs to a plate. Pour liquid into a jug.
Put yoghurt into a bowl. Add extra honey and ripple through yoghurt. Transfer figs to serving plates.

3. Pour syrup over figs and spoon yoghurt on the side. Sprinkle with pistachios and serve.

Baklava? Poached fruit? What is your favourite Middle Eastern dessert?