By lightly cooking figs in a spiced syrup, you transform delicate fresh figs that last but a day or two into heartier, deeper flavored, longer-lasting treats. Note that this is a particularly lovely way to make use of less-than-supremely-sweet figs, especially brown turkey figs. Serve the figs and their syrup on their own - or over ice cream to great effect.
For more yummy ways to use fresh figs, see 10 Easy Fig Recipes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 Figs
- About a dozen fresh figs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Combination of half a cinnamon stick, a few cloves, several cardamom pods, freshly grated nutmeg, freshly ground black pepper, a few allspice berries