Fresh Fig & Honey Compote

Fresh Fig & Honey Compote

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.

Fresh Fig & Honey Compote


  • 8 oz fresh figs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Cooking Directions:

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.

Yield: about 1/3 cup.



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