Figs – Caramelized and Compotes

Posted February 21st, 2009 in Food 1 Comment »

My friends gave me a basketful of figs from his garden.  I love figs, they are sweet and nutritious!  Fresh figs should be eaten asap as it drops its nutrition and flavor quickly, so I cooked them up in few different ways to enjoy the best of them.

I caramelized figs with a dash of marmalade jam, and served with cottage cheese + whipped cream and drizzle of honey.  It was a great night time snack.

<Caramelized Figs>

  • 1~2 fresh figs
  • 1/4 tsp marmalade jam
  • 1 tsp cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp fresh whipped cream
  • honey, cinnamon
  1. Halve figs.  Spread marmalade on the fruit.
  2. Heat up a frying pan over medium heat, and place the figs face down (the fruit side).  Grill them for about 1~2 mins, or until it’s golden colored.  Do not try to move it around while grilling as it will break the fruit.
  3. Mix cottage cheese and cream.  Serve grilled figs on a plate, top with the cheese cream.  Drizzle honey and sprinkle cinnamon if you like.
I left few figs for breakfast tomorrow, and used up the rest to make this fig compote.  This is a great way to preserve fruits 🙂
<Fig Compote>
  • about 500 g fresh figs
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 tbs honey
  • pinch of cinnamon
  1. Wash figs and cut off stems if there’re any.  Using a folk or skewers spike the figs to make some holes .  This helps absorbing the liquid well.
  2. Place figs in a pan, with wine and honey.  Turn on the heat and cook over medium heat.  Move it around so that they don’t burn at the bottom.  The water from figs comes out.  Turn the heat down and simmer until the liquid is almost gone and become syrupy.
Tomorrow I will enjoy toasted muesli with fresh figs, yoghurt and honey.  Yum…!!

One Comment on “Figs – Caramelized and Compotes”

  1. 1 Susanne Solarzano said at 7:29 pm on April 7th, 2012:

    This is one awesome blog. Fantastic.

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