Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

you can cook this in advance, it keeps well refrigerated.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. combine first 8 ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil. boil for a few minutes to eliminate the alcohol.
  2. cover, reduce heat to simmer, cook for 40 minutes. sauce should be thick and syrupy.
  3. cool.
  4. remove cloves, cinammon stick, star anise.
  5. spoon into 8 dessert glasses, with syrup, top with whipped cream and almonds.


Most Helpful

Oh my - these should be called drunken figs! Absolutely delicious and elegant - perfect for a dinner party. I served these ladled over vanilla ice cream with a garnish of whipped cream. I may have set the simmering heat too low, as these were still quite tipsy once cooked, so if serving to children, you may want to boil the liquid a bit longer before dropping the heat.

HeatherFeather January 20, 2004

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