Figos em Moscatel/Baked Figs in Moscatel

It is not everyday that we see a Portuguese product winning an international competition and becoming the best in the World. This is the case for the wonderful Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setúbal, harvest of 1999 which won the 2010 International Fortified Muscat Trophy at the International Wine Challenge in London. Yesterday, I found out that my local Waitrose sells this gorgeous wine. I bought a bottle and inspired by its delicious flavour that resembles nuts and spices, decided to bake some seasonal figs with it, together with honey, lemon rind and a rough cinnamon stick that looked like a piece of tree bark. The delicate flavour of the fresh figs is complimented by the nutty, sweet, scented tones of the moscatel in this perfect for summer dessert. I have always favoured Port wine, specially because I am from the region which produces it, but this moscatel is something else. A one to try.

Ingredients

6 fresh black figs
4 tbsp of Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setúbal
100 gr demerara sugar
Rind of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp of vanilla essence
1 tbsp of honey

Crushed walnuts to serve

Preparation

Pre-heat the oven at 190 ºC.

Slice the figs in quarters and place them upright in a oven proof dish.

Place all ingredients (apart from the figs) in a small pan and gently simmer for 15 minutes, til it resembles a syrup consistency Remove from the heat and drizzle the figs with it. Place the figs in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, serve warm with some walnuts on top. You could serve them also with a dollop of Greek youghurt, which is quite a delicious combination.

3 responses to “Figos em Moscatel/Baked Figs in Moscatel

  1. This sounds yummy and as the figs are ripe in the garden now, I think I will be able to give it a try over the weekend. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Por favor receta em Portugues , Español

    • Ola Sousa!

      Aqui vai entao!😉

      Ingredientes

      6 figos pretos frescos
      4 colheres de sopa de Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setúbal
      100 gr açucar amarelo
      Raspa de 1 limao
      Meia colher de cha de essencia de baunilha
      1 colher de sopa de mel

      Nozes trituradas para servir

      Preparaçao

      Pre-aqueca o forno a 190 ºC.

      Corte os figos em quartos e coloque-os num prato de ir ao forno

      Coloque o resto dos ingredientes num tacho pequeno e deixe ferver lentamente durante 15 minutos, ate que ganhe algum ponto. Retire do lume e coloque por cima dos figos. Ponha os figos no forno durante 20 minutos. Retire e polvilhe cada um com nozes trituradas. Pode servir estes figos com uma colher de iogurte grego.

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