Broiled honeyed figs with sabayon

8 ripe fresh figs, halved
4 tbsp honey
leaves from 2 fresh rosemary sprigs, finely chopped (optional)
3 eggs


1. Preheat the broiler to high. Arrange the figs, cut-side up, on the broiler rack. Brush with half the honey and scatter over the rosemary, if using.
2. Cook under the preheated broiler for 5–6 minutes, or until just beginning to caramelize.
3. Meanwhile, make the sabayon. Lightly whisk the eggs with the remaining honey in a large, heatproof bowl, then set over a saucepan of simmering water. Using a handheld electric whisk, beat the eggs and honey together for about 10 minutes, or until pale and thick.
4. Place 4 fig halves on 4 serving plates, add a generous spoonful of the sabayon, and serve immediately.


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