Quick Caramelized Figs with Cheater's Crème Fraiche

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6 fresh figs- black Mission are best
3 tbsp butter
6 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp water

Sour cream
Brown sugar

Cut figs in half and broil skin side down for a couple minutes.  While figs are broiling, melt butter, sugar and water over low heat, stirring until syrupy.  Turn figs over, broiling a couple minutes more.  Remove and spoon syrup over, returning to broiler just until bubbling.  For the topping, mix brown sugar into sour cream until it fools you into believing it’s crème fraiche.  Dollop generously and serve.  (Very loosely adapted from Intimate Gatherings by Ellen Rose and Jessica Strand.)



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