Fresh Fig and Honey Compote is the best way to enjoy fresh figs. It comes together so easy and you can enjoy it on everything from toast to ice cream!
Fresh figs are very hard to come by in my neck of the woods. So when my sister-in-law gave me a few, I was pretty excited to cook up something wonderful.
I was looking for some jelly or jam and apparently we are out. I am out of a lot of things, but I had fresh figs, go figure.
Jam doesn’t seem like something I could throw together while trying to balance my checkbook, so I decided to try my hand at a compote.
Honestly, I had never made a compote or even eaten a compote, it seemed a little more like something off of Top Chef rather than what normally comes out of my kitchen. But it was really simple, and totally delicious.
Of course the kids thought I was making pig compost, not fig compote. That’s okay, more for me!
Anyhow, I spread a little on my whole wheat toast and I am dying to try it over vanilla ice cream, or maybe I will just stand at the counter and eat it with a spoon. Yes it is that good.
- 8 oz fresh figs
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup water
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Trim the stems from figs and cut into quarters. Place figs, honey, water and cinnamon in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter.
- Using a stick blender or food processor, pulse until only small pieces of figs remain, forming a spread-like consistency.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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