Local figs and pecan fried in honey


12 figs2 Tablespoons butter2 Tablespoons honey2 Tablespoons tawny port, madeira, or other sweet, fortified wine (optional)Ice cream, whipped cream, or yogurt to serve (optional)


Rinse the figs clean and pat them dry. Trim off and discard any excess stem and cut the figs in half lengthwise. Set them aside.In a medium frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the honey and gently stir it into the butter. When the mixture if fully combined, set the figs, cut side-down, in the honey butter mixture and cook, adding pecans after a couple minutes shaking the pan now and again to keep the figs from sticking and spooning the butter-honey over the tops of the figs, until everything is bubbling and the figs are starting to brown, about 5 minutes.