Halve 2 cups fresh figs and place in a small pot with 2 strips lemon zest and 2 tablespoons each red wine, water and brown sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the figs are soft, 20 to 25 minutes.
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Make these a day in advance and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.
Courtesy of Food Network Magazine