Caramelized Figs Parfaits with walnuts and yogurt

 For the Figs:

- 12
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons tawny port, Madeira, or other sweet, fortified wine, optional
- Ice cream, yogurt, or whipped cream, optional

    1. In a medium frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the honey and gently stir it into the butter.

    2. When the mixture is fully combined, set the figs cut-side-down in the honey-butter mixture and cook. Shake the pan now and again to keep the figs from sticking and spoon the honey-butter mixture over the tops of the figs until everything is bubbling and the figs are starting to brown, about 5 minutes.

    3. If using port, remove the figs from the pan, and whisk in the port (or whatever you're using).

    4. Once the wine is whisked in and a smooth sauce forms, let it simmer and bubble for a few minutes to thicken.

    5. Add the figs back in the pan, spoon the sauce over them to heat everything together. 

    6. Serve the figs hot or warm, along with Greek yogurt ice cream or greek yogurt topped with walnuts.