Poached Fresh Figs

2013-04-04
  • Yield : 4 servings
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m
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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

Method

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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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