Figs, both fresh and dried, are classic accompaniments to cheese. Sherry and sugar enhance the natural sweetness of dried figs and make them an outstanding match for blue cheeses and aged cheeses. I serve these figs as a starter, part of a cheese plate, or even a light dessert.
In a saucepan, combine the sherry, sugar, and
Remove from the heat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the figs to a plate. Trim off the hard tip of each stem, then cut in half or leave whole. Serve warm or at room temperature. Or, transfer the figs and their cooking syrup to a covered container and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Trim as directed and then bring to room temperature before serving.
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