Figs With Marsala and Orange

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

From the book Healthy Mediterranean Cooking by Rena Salaman

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine orange juice, and wine into a stainless steel sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a boil and boil rapidly for 5 minutes to reduce.
  3. Mix in honey and zest and simmer 3-4 minutes.
  4. Place figs in pan and gently roll them in the syrup over low heat to poach them for 2 minutes.
  5. You do not want to cook or soften them but remain intact.
  6. Remove from heat, add orange blossom water or rose water and let cool.
  7. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  8. Serve slightly chilled, coating the figs with the syrup.
Most Helpful

This fig dessert was just fantastic. The figs were very aromatic in the citrusy syrup. Served with a small dollop of greek yoghurt on the side.

evelyn/athens July 26, 2013

Yum! These were memorable. DH loves fresh fruit desserts and said this is one of the best he's had. I have to agree. I used the orange blossom water. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

Pesto lover July 24, 2013