Poached Figs with Mascarpone

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 12 dried figs (the Middle Eastern kind that are often packaged in the form of a ring)
  • 3 cups hearty red wine
  • 3 ounces cognac (optional)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 lemons, 1 peeled, 1 zested
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • Icing sugar, for presentation
Directions

Stem the figs and cut in 1/2. Place fig halves in a large pot or saute pan. Add wine, cognac, brown sugar, lemon peel and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for approximately 20 minutes, or until liquids have reduced by 1/2. Let cool, then serve with a dollop of mascarpone cheese. Drizzle with liquid reduction. Top with lemon zest and a dusting of icing sugar.


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