Vanilla Port Poached Figs with Honey Cream

Vanilla Port Poached Figs with Honey Cream

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  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
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“Fresh figs poached in a rich reduction of port wine, spices, and orange zest. Served with honey-scented whipped 'sour' cream.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Trim a small piece from the bottom of each fig so they stand up straight. Remove stems, and score a 1/4 inch "X" into the top of each fig. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat whipping cream together with sour cream until stiff peaks form. (This can be done either by hand, or with an electric mixer.) Gently fold in 1/4 cup of honey and a pinch of salt. Cover, and refrigerate.
  3. Pour port into a small saucepan over medium high heat. Add cinnamon sticks, peppercorns, cloves, 1 tablespoon honey, vanilla extract, balsamic vinegar, and lemon and orange zests. Stir to dissolve honey and blend flavors. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for up to 30 minutes, or as time allows, being careful not to reduce liquid too much. Place figs upright in pan, cover, and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. To serve, place a spoonful of honey cream in the center of each plate. Arrange 3 figs around the cream, and drizzle with a small amount of poaching liquid. Tuck a sprig of mint into the slit on the top of each fig. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (6)

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Silvia D
21

Silvia D

this is sooooo good. Did this for a dinner party.... everyone loved an praised it. I even had to pass the recipe on. You can also just at creek Joghurt instead of the cream ...but still drizzel with honey.

Lady Lerandia
20

Lady Lerandia

This is an awesome dish!!! In addition to the vanilla extract I added half a vanilla bean. If anyone wants to try this and has never worked with real vanilla before: Cut the bean in half and store the remaining half; cut away the tip of the other end; using a small paring knife, insert the tip of the knife, blade-up, into either end of the bean and slice along the flat side (this motion should be slow and careful to avoid cutting yourself); using the knife, carefully open the split seam using one finger to hold open the section closest to you; using the sharp end of the blade scrape away all of the tiny seeds within the open bean (they are smaller than a grain of sand); repeat the last step as many times as necessary to remove all the tiny seeds, turning the bean around to get at the seeds where you hold the bean open; the seeds AND bean all go into the port base to simmer with the rest of the ingredients.

lil'B
13

lil'B

I'm not a huge fan of fresh figs so this recipe sounded great considering the lovely fragrant spices and the honey...:) I made a few changes - I didn't have port so I used red wine instead. I sliced the figs in fours so they would absorb even more of the flavors and I added some maple syrup. I served everything over two small scoops of vanilla ice cream - yum!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 478 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 66.5 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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