On one of our trips to Riviera Maya, the first course of the day ALWAYS started with a bowl of fresh figs, and smoked salmon with cream cheese! No, I'm not pregnant! Those were the cravings that took hold of me and, of course, it wasn't something I would readily fix in my kitchen! Or would I?
On a recent stop at Trader Joe's last week, a container of figs practically jumped into my cart! Instead of cutting them up and plopping them into my mouth, I decided to make another compote for my oatmeal or frozen yogurt! This would also be great spread onto crostini for an elegant appetizer.
Decadent Fig Compote
2 cups figs, cut up
1/2 cup amaretto
3 Tbsp butter (or use 2 Tbsp to cut down on fat)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of each cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
Bring all to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat to simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Let it cool a bit to serve or refrigerate for later use. Delicious!!