Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

I'm on a fig rampage!!! But seriously, these are yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place figs and water in saucepan.
  2. Bring to hard boil, then lower heat and simmer.
  3. Cover figs and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Add molasses, ginger and sugar.
  5. Stir gently in order to avoid breaking figs.
  6. Simmer for 15 minutes more or until figs are plumped and tender.
  7. Wonderful with meat or on their own!
  8. Makes 5 to 6 servings.
Most Helpful

this was easy to prepare with dried figs. i added some candied ginger during the last 15 minutes of cooking time. this had alot more liquid than most fruit compotes that i prepare, but i usually use port or brandy for figs. i think 1 cup of water would have been more than enough. the ginger flavor was very nice.

chia April 17, 2005

Heh heh, we had this over ice cream. I wasn't thrilled w/the molasses flavor. And I think I'll do as Chia next time & add some candied ginger. And dh suggested quartering the figs. But, it's all GONE! Thanks for a great recipe!

Elmotoo June 10, 2006

I took Chia's advice and cut back on the water a bit, and these turned out just fine. Like the taste of the ginger with the figs...great for eating with toast for breakfast.

Jellyqueen June 06, 2006