Balsamic Fig Sauce

"I have not made this sauce yet, but just reading it got my heart beating fast. Seems like it would go well with game, poultry or pork."
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Combine all ingredients with 1/2 cup water in a saucepan.
  • Cover; bring to boil over high heat.
  • Reduce to a simmer; cook, partially covered, until fruit has broken down, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly; remove thyme sprig.
  • Press mixture through a large-holed sieve with a rubber spatula.

Questions & Replies

  1. can I substitute dried black figs if I can't get fresh ones


  1. Hey Geema. Give credit where it’s due. This is a cut and paste recipe from Martha Stewart Living, June 1996
  2. I loosely used the cooking instructions, but followed the ingredients! I boiled for longer and added more liquid while cooking. I mashed with a potato masher. I tried to screen it, but frankly it was just too thick! Next time I'm making much more and will put into jam jars and process.
  3. This was quite simple to make - just stick it on the stove and let it reduce! We quite enjoyed it drizzled over grilled chicken and look forward to trying it with other flavors. Thank you!
  4. This was the perfect accompionment(sp?) to broiled salmon and mashed potatoes. The flavor was heavenly. I used dried figs and am guessing that using fresh would be even more heavenly! Thanks Geema!


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