Maple Lavender Wine Poached Figs
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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Serve as an appetizer or dessert, on ice cream or salads.
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