Merlot-Poached Figs With Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

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Total Time
2hrs 20mins
2 hrs
20 mins

Elegant dessert that really sets itself apart. Prep time is mostly for the compote to steep.

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  1. Whisk the merlot, honey, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan until combined.
  2. Add the figs, cherries, and cinnamon stick.
  3. Bring to a simmer, partially cover, and cook until the fruit plumps, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat, cover, and set aside to steep, at least 10 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  5. Divide the frozen yogurt among 4 bowls (1/2 cup each) and top with warm or room temperature compote.