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    Port-Poached Figs

    The cinnamon and port here add a wintry quality to the figs – a reminder that the cold weather is on its way, though there’s still enough time to enjoy some late-summer sweetness. Serve with vanilla ice cream or a spoonful of creamy Mascarpone.

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 15 minutes 15 minutes

    Serves: 6


    • 500ml Port
    • 50g Caster sugar
    • 2 Cinnamon sticks
    • 1 Star anise
    • 1 Orange, zest
    • 12 Large, ripe figs


    1. Put the port into a saucepan large enough to hold the figs comfortably and place on a low heat. After a few minutes, pour in the sugar and stir until it is dissolved. Put the cinnamon sticks, star anise and orange zest in the pan, then add the figs; cook on a medium heat for 6 minutes.
    2. Remove the pan from the heat and serve immediately – give each person two figs and some of the cooking liquid.

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    Drinks recommendation

    The Corker recommends- A glass of the cooking port is the obvious and ideal way to match these softly spicy figs.


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