Recipe – Fig Compote

I know what your thinking, I haven’t put up a recipe in a long time, and I decide to come back with fig compote? Really? Well…. that’s exactly what I am doing. I’m breaking all the rules on this one.

Actually, the next full recipe I plan to post is for a certain sandwich at Cluster’s and Hops that I loved so much I had to figure out how to make it at home. In order to make the sandwich though, we first have to make fig compote to go on the sandwich. Hence, the reason this post exists.

I don’t think a lot of people have eaten figs outside of a fig newton, which is a shame because they are delicious.

Fresh Figs (1 package)
1 and 1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup White Wine
2 and 1/2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Water


Wash the figs and cut them into small pieces. Combine the figs with the sugar and lemon juice. Let the figs sit for at least 2 hours.


Place the figs, lemon juice, and sugar into a pot and add the wine and water. Set the pan to medium high heat and bring to a boil. Keep the pot at a boil until the sugar dissolves, about 6 minutes. Make sure you constantly stir the pot while the mixture is boiling.


After the sugar dissolves, lower the temperature and bring the pot to a simmer. Simmer the compote until it has thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes.