On Father's Day, my father-in-law showed us how to make a traditional dessert from his hometown in Italy. It's really easy and very delicious! Dino jumped at the chance to make these treats, and I'm glad he did! It's a great family tradition.
Fichi Arrostiti con Noci e Zucchero (Roasted Figs with Walnuts and Sugar)
Cut a wedge out of the fig and stuff them with walnut halves
Arrange them on a baking sheet
Sprinkle them with sugar
Broil until they begin to brown
This is a traditional Calabrian treat that is normally enjoyed around the holidays. Another tradition is the crocette, or cross, where you spit the figs in half, stuff them with nuts and cross them in an "X" shape bake them.
Here is a great page about this topic.
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