lemon, juice of
lemon, zest of
whole star anise
whole black peppercorns
whole juniper berries
ripe fresh figs, washed and stemmed
- Place the wine, sugar, lemon zest and juice, and spices in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 1/2 hour. It should have a syrupy consistency.
- Cut an X into the tops of the figs. If they vary in size, cut the larger ones into pieces about the size of the smaller ones.
- Add the figs to the hot reduced wine syrup and let cool before serving. If refrigerated, bring them up to room temperature before serving.