Fig Compote

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Good to the Grain

By Kim Boyce

Published 2010

  • About

A good fig is sweet and juicy, reminiscent of caramel and red wine, with tiny seeds that pop when you bite into one. If you have the good fortune to have a farmers’ market (or a neighbor’s tree) nearby, use ripe fruit at the height of its season in late summer or early fall. Choose your favorite type of fig, or mix some varieties for additional flavor and color. Since ripe figs need very little cooking, I quickly toss them in a honey-butter syrup and then caramelize them under the br