Drunken FigsFrom waterlily 8 years ago
- 2 bottles of dry white wine (such as Chenin Blanc, Sauterne, Sauvignon Blanc, Soave Classico, or Pino Grigio shopping list
- 2 c water shopping list
- 1 ½ c honey shopping list
- 4 bay leaves shopping list
- 1 T whole fennel seeds shopping list
- Zest of 1 orange shopping list
- 6 whole cloves shopping list
- Freshly ground black pepper shopping list
- a few whole red or pink peppercorns shopping list
- 2 cinnamon sticks, about 4” each shopping list
- 1 pound dried figs shopping list
- 1 cup mascarpone, crème fraiche, or unsweetened whipped heavy cream shopping list
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.
People Who Like This Dish 10
The Cookwaterlily Joplin, MO
The Rating5 people
So awesome.. I am a fig FREAK!!! high 5 on this most excellent post!greekgirrrl in Huntington Village loved it
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 postgrizzlybear in loved it
Wonderful recipe!bluewaterandsand in GAFFNEY loved it
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