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Maple Lavender Wine Poached Figs

Maple Lavender Wine-Poached Figs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #dessert #recipe

If you’re looking for an elegant, healthier Thanksgiving dessert that’s stunning yet super easy to make, I have you covered. If you have access to fresh figs, you’re golden. If you don’t … well, then I would recommend trying this recipe for wine-poached pears. Wine poached pears are divine … and that is why I decided to try poaching my figs to see if they would be as equally delightful.

I am happy to report that yes, they are! If you’re not sure if you can serve figs in lieu of pie this year, well, then I would recommend throwing these lovelies on a salad. Or use them as an appetizer, stuffed with goat cheese and topped with some crunchy nuts.

Maple Lavender Wine Poached Figs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Maple Lavender Wine Poached Figs


    For the syrup:
  • 1 1/2 cups wine (red or white - I used half red/half white)
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A small sprig of fresh lavender leaves
  • A sprig of basil leaves
  • A sprig of stevia leaves (optional)
  • And the figs: 10 - 12 fresh figs


  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the syrup ingredients, then add the figs. Heat over medium heat for 15 - 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool. Remove the leaves.
  2. Serve as an appetizer or dessert, on ice cream or salads.


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Maple Lavender Wine-Poached Figs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #elegant #dessert #recipe

This recipe was shared at Gluten Free Friday, What to Do Weekends and Clever Chicks Bloghop.

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