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Nutrition Facts

Calories 471
  Calories from Fat 74 (16%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(24%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(9%)Cholesterol 27mg
(3%)Sodium 73mg
(13%)Potassium 444mg
Total Carbohydrate 59g
(25%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 32g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(5%)Protein 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Spiced Port Poached Figs with Honeyed Cream


  • 12 med fresh, ripe California figs

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 4 cups port wine

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 lemons, zested

  • 2 oranges, zested

  • 2 whole cloves

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 3 star anise

  • 8 peppercorns

  • Honeyed Cream1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 Tbs honey

  • Mint leaves, garnish

Fresh figs poached in a sweet combination of port wine, citrus, and spices, perched atop a heavenly honeyed cream.


  • Trim thin slice from bottoms of figs; set aside.
  • Combine honey, port, salt, vinegar, lemon zest, orange zest, cloves, cinnamon, anise, and peppercorns in large saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  • Add figs and simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, whip creams and honey together until fluffy; divide and spoon onto six individual serving plates.
  • Arrange figs on top and drizzle with poaching liquid and garnish with mint leaves.

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