Merlot-poached Figs with Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
- 1 cup merlot wine
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup dried black mission figs, halved lengthwise
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 1/3 cups fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt
Whisk the merlot, honey, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan until combined. Add the figs, cherries, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a simmer, partially cover, and cook until the fruit plumps, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover, and set aside to steep, at least 10 minutes and up to 2 hours.
Divide the frozen yogurt among 4 bowls (1/3 cup each) and top with warm or room temperature compote. Serve.
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