Fresh Figs in Nightgowns


  • 12 large ripe purple figs
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt


  1. Wash figs and pat dry. Set aside.
  2. Put Nutella in a warm place so it is easy to spoon. Or place the jar in a bowl of very hot water. Spoon Nutella into a clean, dry bowl. Whisk in 1 cup yogurt until completely smooth.
  3. One by one, dip each fig into the mixture, holding it by its stem. Cover each fig completely or almost completely with a thin coating. Place on a large plate lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until very cold.
  4. Serve a few tablespoons of plain yogurt alongside. This looks great presented on fresh fig, grape, or lemon leaves.
  5. Serve immediately with a fork and a knife.

Serves 4.

If you don't feel like dipping the figs, you can serve them whole with a ramekin of the sauce on the side, or cut the figs in half lengthwise and generously drizzle with the sauce.

Source: Desserts 1-2-3 by Rozanne Gold