Ingredients: 1 cinnamon stick,10 ripe fresh figs,Skin of a lemon,1 bottle red wine,1 Star Anise,2 teaspoons sugar,1 1/2 cups unsalted butter (3 sticks)
- Put them in a saucepan, pour the wine and add the cinnamon stick, skin of the lemon, star anise and add the sugar. Cover the pan and cook at medium high temperature for 10-15 minutes. Turn the figs around so that all sides are stained red. Cook for an additional 10 minutes. Test the figs with a skewer. If it goes through easily they are done.
- Remove the cinnamon stick, star anise and lemon.SAUCE
- Remove them from the pan and add the butter and reduce the wine down to about 1/2 cup. The figs should not be too sweet and usually dont need extra sugar. The butter will make the sauce glisten and will give the sauce a warm buttery taste.They can be served hot or at room temperature. When you are ready to serve, place 2-3 figs in a glass or decorative dish and dribble the wine sauce over them. Or scoop some cinnamon or vanilla ice cream in a bowl and add the figs with dribbles of the wine sauce.