Sugar baked figs with orange syrup and cream

By Amanda Laird

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Sugar baked figs with orange syrup and cream. Photo / Babiche Martens
Sugar baked figs with orange syrup and cream. Photo / Babiche Martens

Serves 4

Syrup
1/2 cup caster sugar
Zest and juice of one orange
1/4cup water

1 Tbs butter
8 figs
3 Tbs caster sugar
1/2 cup dessert wine
2 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
Cream

1 To make the syrup, place the sugar, zest, juice and water into a small saucepan and boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar then let boil for approximately 15 minutes or until syrupy. Let cool.

2 Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a baking dish with the butter. Roll the figs in caster sugar then arrange in the dish.

3 Pour over the wine and add the cardamom and cinnamon. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve the hot figs with the orange syrup and softly whipped cream.

- NZ Herald

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