Fig Preserve

This spiced fig preserve would add a touch of exoticism to any cheese plate.
By Priya Mahadevan
Fig Preserve

Fig Preserve
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This spiced fig preserve would add a touch of exoticism to any cheese plate.
Recipe Type: Condiment
  • 12 Figs black mountain medium sized
  • 1 cup of honey
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup Port Wine
  • 1tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves (crushed)
  • 3 black whole peppers (crushed)
  • 1 tsp crushed cardamom
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp crushed saffron
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  1. Wash and cut the stems of the figs before cutting them into quarters
  2. Melt the butter in a heave sauce pan
  3. Heat the honey until it becomes syrupy.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the figs)
  5. All the all to thicken into a syrup consistency (about 10 -12 mins of medium heat gas flame)
  6. Now add the figs and swirl syrup around or gently aid with ladle until the syrup covers the figs.
  7. All this to simmer in medium low flame for about 18 -20 minutes depending on how ripe your figs are.
  8. Remove from flame And cool.

Priya Mahadevan

Priya Mahadevan is a writer and food blogger with a background in journalism & communication. Priya's mission with her food blog is to blow the myth that healthy cannot be tasty. She was a political and feature correspondent for a prominent Indian newspaper in the 90s before moving to the US. She lives in Virginia with her husband and 3 beautiful children. You can find her world of vegetarian recipes at

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