Want to serve a desert dish that has the power to put a pretty smile of your friend’s face, is sure to deliver a bucket load of culinary compliments and just happens to be an excellent aphrodisiac? Then…try this delish dish from the Our Lady of Weight Loss kitchens! A thousand yums!
Pretty & Poached Figs
6 black figs; halved
2 cups red wine
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp brown or raw sugar
1 cinnamon stick
0.5 tsp whole peppercorn
3 whole cloves
1/2 cup part skim ricotta cheese
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- In medium sauce pan, combine figs, red wine, vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, peppercorns and cloves. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer.
- Simmer for 10 minutes or until figs are tender. Remove figs and continue to reduce red wine mixture until it coats the back of a spoon. Strain syrup and return figs to reheat.
- Combine ricotta cheese and vanilla extract.
To serve, put a dollop of the ricotta cheese in a bowl. Top with poached figs and add two tablespoons of the syrup over figs. A thousand yums!
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