Figs in Spiced Red Wine Sauce

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
10
Ingredients
10 Figs
100 milliliters Red wine
100 milliliters Port wine
2 tablespoons sugar
1 Vanilla bean
1 Cinnamon stick
1 Star anise
1 tablespoon cornstarch
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Preparation steps

1.

Rinse figs and pat dry.

2.

In a shallow, wide saucepan, cook sugar until caramelized. Add port wine and red wine. Add vanilla bean and spices and place figs in the pan, side-by-side. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 10 minutes more.

3.

Remove figs and divide among bowls.

4.

Mix cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water and stir into red wine sauce. Simmer until thickened. To serve, pour red wine sauce over figs.

5.

Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.