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Spiced Figs Poached in Wine Recipe

Spiced Figs Poached in Wine Recipe

If you haven't had figs before, this is a delicious way to introduce yourself to them. The the flavors from spices and wine blend together to nicely complement the flavor of the figs.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1 lemon peel strip
  • 2 whole cloves
  • Dash salt
  • 10 ounces dried figs, halved
  • Reduced-fat vanilla ice cream or plain Greek yogurt, optional


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Stir in figs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-45 minutes or until the figs are tender. Remove figs and set aside.
  • 2. Bring poaching liquid to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Strain into a small bowl; add figs. Cool. Serve with ice cream or yogurt if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe Note

To Make Ahead: The spiced figs can be made several days before serving.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 142 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

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