These figs in pomegranate concentrate are a lovely accompaniment to crème brûlée or any other dessert that needs some extra punch. Figs in season have to be one of my favourite fruits. We grew up with two fig trees in our garden which produced luscious green figs. We had to get to them before they dropped to the ground and were devoured by the birds. I can remember spending afternoons after school outdoors in our mini orchard. We would take the figs off the tree, split them in half and eat the flesh. The skins would be discarded, and were never washed first.
I much prefer Turkish figs, not only for their deep dark colour but because I can eat them skin and all. Here I have used them to make a dessert. I have taken to keeping dried Turkish figs at home. They are so versatile and can be rehydrated easily. I make my own pomegranate concentrate but you can use store bought. I find the best way to snack on dried figs is with a couple of almonds. What is your favourite way to snack on them?
Figs in Pomegranate Concentrate
- 1 Turkish fig per person cut in half
- 15 -30 mls pomegranate concentrate
- In a saucepan heat the concentrate and as soon as it starts bubbling add the figs
- allow the concentrate to fully coat the figs, but do not allow the figs to overcook
- serve immediately