Local products06 October 2019

Recipe of the week: Baked figs in wine with the scent of cardamom

Baked wine figs are a transitional recipe between summer and autumn, a recipe that celebrates a time when we now feel out of the summer season and we still have a few weeks to enjoy before the cold and the return of the solar time, alas!

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The figs in wine are characterized above all by the cardamom, a spice little used in our kitchen, very aromatic and that integrates very well with the other ingredients and gives a hint of eucalyptus. I also inserted a teaspoon of Angostura which has, among the ingredients that are almost all secret, also cardamom.


  • Organic figs, 15-20, possibly of equal size
  • Sugar, 100 grams
  • Passito wine, a large glass
  • Cardamom, 3 pods
  • Angostura, a teaspoon

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  1. Clean the figs with a damp cloth. Arrange them on the base of a clay pot: the figs must be close together.
  2. Sprinkle the figs with the granulated sugar.
  3. Dilute the angostura in the passito wine and pour over the fruits.
  4. Open the cardamom hulls to release the seeds and add them to the liquid.

Cooking in a wood-burning oven

Cooking is without flame. Bake uncovered at a temperature of about 250 degrees and leave to consume. Time needed about 1 hour.

Cooking in the electric oven

Bake and bring the temperature to 200 degrees for about an hour or until the wine is consumed.

Note. They must not dry too much, but remain more liquid and soft.

Judit Neuberger

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