Poached Figs in Spiced Honey Syrup
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 12 allspice berries
- 12 cloves
- 12 juniper berries
- 12 fresh slightly unripe figs
- Fresh mint sprigs
Combine water, sugar and honey in heavy large skillet. Stir over low heat until sugar and honey dissolve. Add allspice, cloves and juniper berries. Bring to simmer. Add figs, cover and simmer until figs are just tender, about 20 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer figs to bowl. Chill until cold.
Bring cooking liquid to boil. Boil until reduced to syrup consistency, about 5 minutes. Strain. Cool.
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