Brandied Spiced Figs

Brandied Spiced Figs image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Brandied Spiced Figs image

These boozy figs are perfect for nibbling after dinner with good-quality cheese and a glass of spiked eggnog. Give a jar to a lucky friend on your list, and be sure to let her in on this secret: The leftover liquid from the bottle is incredible when stirred into bold coffee.

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 pkg Calimyrna figs quartered (about 2-1/2 cups)
  • 2 vanilla beans halved lengthwise
  • 6 green cardamom pods
  • 8 strips orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cup brandy

Method

In saucepan, bring sugar and 2/3 cup water to boil; cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes.

Stir in figs, vanilla beans and cardamom pods; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring, until figs are slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in orange zest. Let cool completely. Remove vanilla beans.

Divide mixture among 2 sterilized 2-cup (500 mL) jars. Top each with brandy; seal tightly and shake to combine. Let stand at room temperature for at least 2 weeks, shaking jars periodically. Store in cool dark place for up to 2 months.

Nutritional facts per piece: about

  • Fibre trace
  • Sodium 0 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 15.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Potassium 19 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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