Fig Compote – The Martha Stewart version

Fig Compote

This is the recipe I wish I cooked for a dinner party the other night it sits on the wonderful turkish ice cream Tarhini and grape molasses from Hakiai.


2 cups dried Turkish figs, stemmed
1/4 cup sugar
Zest and juice from 1 navel orange
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

In a medium pot, bring figs, sugar, orange zest and juice, cinnamon, and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Reduce to a rapid simmer and cook, partially covered, until figs are tender and liquid is reduced, 20 minutes. Uncover and cook until liquid is syrupy, 5 minutes. Stir in vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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