Zinfandel-Poached Figs

The remaining Zinfandel wine from these poached figs is the perfect companion for the succulent Fennel-Crusted Rib Roast and Warm Greens With Cornbread Croutons.


This recipe goes with Buttermilk Panna Cotta With Zinfandel-Poached Figs

Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Total: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes


  • 1 cup halved dried Mission figlets
  • 1 cup red Zinfandel wine*
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split**
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  1. 1. Combine figlets, wine, apricots, and remaining 4 ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. 2. Bring fig mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 to 12 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.
  3. 3. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into fig mixture; discard vanilla bean. Cool 1 hour.
  4. 4. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve.
  5. *1 cup cranberry-grape juice cocktail and 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar may be substituted.
  6. **1/2 tsp. vanilla extract may be substituted. (Stir extract into figs after removing saucepan from heat.)
  7. Note: Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. If chilled, let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving.
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