Glazed Figs in Muscat

Figues au muscat

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Sud de France

By Caroline Conran

Published 2012

  • About

Fig trees grow in every hedgerow and wall in Languedoc, seeding themselves promiscuously; some wild figs are deliciously juicy, eaten straight from the tree, others, like the proverbial barren fig tree, dry and shrivelled.

Although they are officially described as either figues violettes or figues blanches, they come in a huge number of varieties and can be deep purple, brown, blue, emerald green or golden; tiny and sweet or huge and luscious. Once there were commercial fig orchards, now people grow them in their vegetable gardens or close to their house, and the world enjoys free figs.

This recipe was given to me by fig-lover and restaurant critic Fay Maschler.

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