Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Poached Figs in Spiced Honey Syrup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. Bring cooking liquid to boil. Boil until reduced to syrup consistency, about 5 minutes. Strain. Cool.
  3. Arrange figs in dessert goblets. Drizzle syrup over. Garnish with mint and serve.

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