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Fig-Anise Compote


From EatingWell:  November/December 2010

Cook the figs in this compote down until they can be spread with a knife or spoon. The compote is equally delicious as a condiment on a cheese plate, as an accompaniment for roast pork or as a spread on toast. If you’re giving this as a gift, include a card with serving suggestions.

About 6 cups | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes



  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add figs, water, honey (or brown sugar) and aniseed (or star anise). Bring to a simmer and cook, adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain a simmer, until the figs are starting to fall apart, 2 to 2 1/4 hours.
  2. Let cool. Remove star anise, if using, and spoon the compote into airtight containers; refrigerate.


Per 2-tablespoon serving : 56 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 14 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 15 mg Sodium; 122 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit

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