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"Fresh figs poached in a rich reduction of port wine, spices, and orange zest. Served with honey-scented whipped 'sour' cream."
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heavy whipping cream
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups
This is an awesome dish!!!
In addition to the vanilla extract I added half a vanilla bean.
If anyone wants to try this and has never worked with real vanilla before:
Cut the bean in half and store the remaining half; cut away the tip of the other end; using a small paring knife, insert the tip of the knife, blade-up, into either end of the bean and slice along the flat side (this motion should be slow and careful to avoid cutting yourself); using the knife, carefully open the split seam using one finger to hold open the section closest to you; using the sharp end of the blade scrape away all of the tiny seeds within the open bean (they are smaller than a grain of sand); repeat the last step as many times as necessary to remove all the tiny seeds, turning the bean around to get at the seeds where you hold the bean open; the seeds AND bean all go into the port base to simmer with the rest of the ingredients.
this is sooooo good. Did this for a dinner party.... everyone loved an praised it. I even had to pass the recipe on. You can also just at creek Joghurt instead of the cream ...but still drizzel with honey.
I'm not a huge fan of fresh figs so this recipe sounded great considering the lovely fragrant spices and the honey...:) I made a few changes - I didn't have port so I used red wine instead. I sliced the figs in fours so they would absorb even more of the flavors and I added some maple syrup. I served everything over two small scoops of vanilla ice cream - yum!
This recipe is easy and amazing. The flavors blend together well without overpowering each other. This recipe also works great with pears.
Seriously delicious! I will make it again and again and again.
I have made this recipe several times with great results. I won a first place ribbon at our Mid-State Fair in 2011 using this recipe with just one big change. I canned the figs using a water bath method. They were firm and plump and turned out deliciously. If you are into figs this is truly a winner. I added the cream and honey later after opening each jar. Lovely presentation. I think using a vanilla bean is a great addition too.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Vanilla Port Poached Figs with Honey Cream
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 159
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