Figs in Red Wine with Herbed Goat Cheese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Ingredients

Figs:

2 cups dry red wine

1/4 cup honey

1 cinnamon stick

8 fresh (about 1/2 pound) or 12 dried figs, halved lengthwise

Goat cheese:

1 cup walnuts, finely chopped

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

1 (3 1/2-ounce) log goat cheese

Fresh thyme sprigs, to garnish

Directions

  1. Figs: In a nonreactive medium pot combine the wine, honey, and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer, over low heat, and cook until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes. Add the figs and cook for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly. Remove the cinnamon stick.
  2. Goat cheese: In a shallow bowl, mix together the walnuts and thyme. With damp hands, roll the goat cheese into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls into the nut mixture until coated.
  3. To serve: Spoon the figs into 2 glasses and drizzle with the wine syrup. Add the herbed goat cheese and serve.