Fig-alicious Compote

Fresh or dried figs are a delish addition to any meal, but especially when simmered into a sweet-savory condiment. This compote recipe features dried figs but you can use fresh figs when in season. We love this fig-alicious recipe on toast, pancakes, and stirred into oatmeal.
Fresh or dried figs are a delish addition to any meal, but especially when simmered into a sweet-savory condiment. This compote recipe features dried figs but you can use fresh figs when in season. We love this fig-alicious recipe on toast, pancakes, and stirred into oatmeal.

Fig-alicious Compote

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup dried figs, chopped
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  • 1 cup orange juice
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  • 2 coarsely crushed black peppercorns
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  • 2 coarsely crushed cardamom pods
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  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
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  • 1 cinnamon stick crushed
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  • Zest of 1 orange
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  • Zest of 1 lemon
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  • 2 tablespoons white wine or more to taste
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  • 1/4 cup sugar (try vanilla sugar)
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  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions:

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  1. Place spices in a muslin bag, tie to seal, and set aside.
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  3. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine figs, orange juice, zest, wine, and sugar. Cook, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil.
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  5. Add the bag, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until mixture is thick. Stir in walnuts and continue to cook for a few minutes.
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  7. Remove muslin bag and transfer compote to a sterilized mason jar. Use immediately or allow to cool and store, sealed, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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