Baked figs with red wine and cinnamon
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
Picked straight from the tree, baked figs with a dollop of mascarpone are a match made in heaven. The perfect way to satisfy that sweet desire, they are ready in no time. When I make the red wine syrup I like to double the recipe and have some in the fridge ready for a quick, impromptu dessert.
- Preheat an oven to 170C.
- Into a small pot place the wine, sugar and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes to reduce by half.
- Into an ovenproof dish place the figs, cut side up. Pour over the wine. Place into the oven, bake for 10 minutes until they are soft. Next, turn on the grill and grill for a couple of minutes to caramelise the figs. Keep an eye on them or they will burn.
- Serve warm with a good dollop of mascarpone.