Fig Compote

Ingredients 1 pound fresh black figs, ripe & sweet, de-stemmed & chopped 1 cup simple syrup 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cinnamon stick 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine (optional) Directions Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring […]

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Fontina Prosciutto Panini with Caramelized Onions & Fig Compote on Dark Wheat

Ingredients 2 sliced of Dark Whole Wheat bread 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened 2 slices fontina cheese, sliced semi thick 2 slices prosciutto 2 tablespoons red caramelized onions (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon fig compote (recipe follows) Directions On the insides of the bread slices place on one side fontina cheese and on the other the […]

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Honey Lavender Fritters With Fig Compote

Makes about 20 -25 fritters Ingredients 1 pound fresh ricotta, drained 3 eggs, beaten 1 vanilla bean scraped, bean scrapings reserved ¼ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup flour 2 tablespoons lavender flowers (fresh or dried) Oil for frying Lavender Powder *1 tablespoon dried lavender flowers crushed and mixed with ½ cup powdered […]

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Honey Roasted Onion Tart with Thyme and Topped with Fresh Fig (or Plum)

Serves about 48 Wine Pairing: Tournant Rosé Ingredients 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (half of 17.3-ounce package), thawed 3 bacon slices, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces ¼ cup honey ¼ cup dry white wine 2 large sweet yellow onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds ¾ cup crème fraîche ½ teaspoon fine sea […]

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Lavender Fig Compote

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1 pound fresh black figs, ripe & sweet, de-stemmed & chopped 1 cup lavender syrup 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cinnamon stick 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine Directions Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer […]

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The Cinnamon Fig

Ingredients 3 ounces bourbon ½ ounce lemon juice 1 ounce cinnamon stick black pepper syrup (recipe follows) 1 ounce sweet cinnamon vinegar (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon fig compote (recipe follows) Directions Place all the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into an old fashioned martini glass and garnish with a […]

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