Dessert Figs with Honey

10:56 pm on 13 March 2006

Ingredients

  • 12 plump ripe dessert figs
  • 200g softened cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 6 tablespoons runny honey
  • 1 cup Riesling

Method

Wipe the figs, and carefully cut a cross in each at the top. This cross should extend about half way down each fig. Place the figs in a small baking dish. Into each fig, spoon about half a tablespoon of softened cream cheese. Drizzle over the honey, and scatter each fig with a few fennel seeds.

Pour the wine around the figs and bake I a preheated over at 170°C for about 10-115 minutes, until the figs soften and the cheese starts to become almost runny. Serve at once with the wine from the pan poured over each fig. Serve 2 figs per person to end a meal.

Suggested Wines to Go With Today's Recipe

Cloudy Bay Late Harvest Riesling

Stonecroft Gimblett Gold Fortified Gewurtztraminer

Ata Rangi Kahu Botrytis Riesling

NB: All 375ml bottles

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