Figs Poached in Port

Poached figs can be eaten alone or as a simple and light dessert with a scoop of ice cream and biscotti. Serve them with a wedge of Stilton[ to add a savory note to the end of your meal. Do not overcook the figs. You don't want them so soft that they burst open when you touch them. Black mission figs work best for this recipe, as they tend to be firmer in texture. Other varieties may be substituted but the cooking time should be reduced to five minutes if they are very soft and ripe.]

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

CATEGORIES
Ingredients
Directions

Combine the port sugar, vanilla pods and seeds, cinnamon, orange peel and peppercorns in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer until the liquid has the consistency of a light syrup, about 20 minutes. You will have about 1 1/2 cups of syrup. Add the figs and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and cool the figs in the syrup. Serve the figs in a bowl with their juices spooned over.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD
    Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you! your flag was submitted.

    Not what you're looking for? Try:

    Fig-Ruby Port Preserves

    Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen