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    Fruity Fig Relish with a French Cheese Selection

    This delicious fig relish can be made in advance and is perfect for serving with a cheeseboard after supper.

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 25 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • ½ x 250g pack dried figs, roughly chopped
    • ½ x 250g pack dried stoned dates, roughly chopped
    • 2 small apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
    • 50g soft brown sugar
    • 4 tbsp cider vinegar
    • 125ml vegetable stock
    • For the cheeseboard
    • 300g Roquefort
    • 300g Ossau Iraty
    • 300g Brie (or a selection of your choice from the cheese service counter)

    Method

    1. Place the figs, dates, apples, sugar, vinegar and stock in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has a thick, sticky consistency. Season, then pour into a serving dish and allow to cool.
    2. Meanwhile, place the cheese on a cheeseboard and leave to stand at room temperature for at least one hour.
    3. Serve the relish and cheese with slices of fresh pear, walnuts and crackers or chunks of walnut bread.

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    Cook's tips

    A good cheeseboard should be made up of a small selection of varied textures and flavours. Allow about 50g of each cheese per person. The fig relish can be kept for up to a week in the fridge, in a clean, covered jar.

    Drinks recommendation

    Enjoy with a glass of sweet white wine from France- a classic match for Roquefort.

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