Spiced Figs in Red Wine

Figgy pudding's not the only game in town when it comes to holiday desserts using this fabulous fruit.

- Posted on Dec 6, 2011

Spiced Figs in Red Wine

This delectable treat is healthy and easy to prepare, serving as a sophisticated finale to any holiday meal.


1    c. dry red wine 3    dried figs, halved
⅓   c. sugar 3    black peppercorns
2    Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1    4-inch rosemary sprig
1    Tbsp. honey 1    3-inch thyme sprig
½   tsp. vanilla extract ½   c. vanilla fat-free frozen yogurt


1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a small, heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 25 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Discard peppercorns, rosemary sprig, and thyme sprig. Remove figs with a slotted spoon; set aside.

2. Spoon 1/4 cup sauce onto each of 2 dessert plates, and reserve remaining sauce for another use. Arrange figs and yogurt on top of sauce.

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup sauce, 3 fig halves, and 1/4 cup yogurt).

Nutritional Information:  Calories 201; Fat 0.3g (sat 0g, mono 0.1g, poly 0.2g); Protein 2.5g; Total Carbohydrates: 50.6g; Dietary Fiber: 4.8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Iron 0.9mg; Sodium 34mg; Calcium 34mg


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