World Cuisine

Wine & Honey-Baked Figs

prep 5 mins cook 15–20 mins
  • 250 ml (8 fl oz) fruity red wine, such as Rioja
  • 3 tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons clear honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 12 small figs
  • 25 g (1 oz) butter

Place the wine, sugar, honey and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Cut a small cross down into the top of each fig using a sharp knife, then place in a greased baking dish. Pour the wine mixture over each fig and top each with a little of the butter.

Bake in a preheated oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, for 10–15 minutes until the figs are soft. Serve with yogurt or crème fraîche and the sauce drizzled over.

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