How to make it

  • Combine the wine, water, honey and seasonings in a pan. Bring to a boil, and continue boiling until reduced by about one half. Taste, and adjust seasoning or sweetness as needed. Add the figs and simmer about 20 minutes. Cover and let sit until dessert time. If that’s going to be longer than about 4 hours, put in the refrigerator.
  • Before serving, remove the figs from the syrup. When I was first shown this dish, I was taught to strain the syrup at this point, but I really prefer it unstrained. Boil the syrup until it’s reduced by about a half again. Return the figs to the syrup. Complete this step just before serving dinner so that the syrup will have cooled to about room temperature by dessert time.
  • Serve either in pretty little dessert bowls or plates, 2 figs per serving. Place a dollop of mascarpone, crème fraiche, or unsweetened whipped cream beside the figs, and drizzle with syrup.

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    " It was excellent "
    laurakaay ate it and said...
    This sounds amazing, I know my best friend and I will love this! Thanks for sharing it! ~Laura ;D
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Count me in on the fig love. Wonderful.
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe!
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  • frantic 10 years ago
    sounds yummy ... this is a ready to eat version of 'drunken figs' I do, but they must sit and wait for 6 weeks before being eaten ... by then they are VERY drunken!
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    " It was excellent "
    grizzlybear ate it and said...
    this looks really good i will be passing by a place called casa de fruta on thursday....will stop and get some figs now....hahahahaha

    nice post
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    So awesome.. I am a fig FREAK!!! high 5 on this most excellent post!
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