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Fig Compote

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 to 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup


  • 1/4 cup Port wine
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 8 figs, stems removed and quartered
  • pinch of ground cardamom


  • In a saucepan, add Port, water, and sugar and cook covered over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves. Add the figs and cardamom, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook over low heat for about 8 min. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

    The compote can be used for cocktails, served over ice cream or on a cheese plate.

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