Poached Fresh Figs

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 vanilla bean (split)
  • 8 fresh calimyrna figs
  • Creme Fraiche and fresh thyme for garnish
Directions
  • Combine wine, sugar, lemon zest, 1 1/2 cups water, thyme, and vanilla bean in a non-reactive medium size saucepan and heat to simmer, let simmer gently for 5 minutes.

  • Add figs to the syrup and continue to simmer until the figs are tender about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let figs cool about 10 minutes in the syrup. Remove and discard the thyme.

  • Divide the figs among four glasses or bowls and spoon the warm syrup over the fruits. Garnish with Creme Fraiche and fresh thyme sprigs.


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