Poached Figs in Spiced Honey Syrup

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
1 hr
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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.

Arrange figs in dessert goblets. Drizzle syrup over. Garnish with mint and serve.


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