A sweet and tangy compote that is excellently paired with a blue cheese or Brie. Serve with crackers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine figs, sugar, whiskey, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and salt in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid reduces by half, about 30 minutes. Cool before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

74 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 3.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2014
I had tons of fresh figs from a tree out back so I used about two plus cups of fresh diced figs. I also have some fancy balsamic vinegars: traditional balsamic black cherry balsamic and Sicilian lemon white balsamic which I used in 3 parts. I used a sweeter scotch since I didn't have bourbon. I reduced on low for quite a while maybe 40 Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2017
This was rather dry. I had to add water to really moisten the figs and try to get the mixture more syrupy. The bourbon flavor really disappeared. I thought it was just okay but husband really liked it. We had it on sliced baguette with chevre. It was especially good when the fig jam was still warm. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2014
I had tons of fresh figs from a tree out back so I used about two plus cups of fresh diced figs. I also have some fancy balsamic vinegars: traditional balsamic black cherry balsamic and Sicilian lemon white balsamic which I used in 3 parts. I used a sweeter scotch since I didn't have bourbon. I reduced on low for quite a while maybe 40 Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2013
My favorite brand of fig spread is discontinued! This recipe is just the replacement I needed. I will never go fig spreadless again. Okay, so I modified the recipe a tiny bit: we used up all our bourbon for Manhattans, but I had some brandy on hand. Whisky, brandy, orange liqueur, Southern Comfort, I bet any of these would work. If you can find LaPanzanella Black Pepper Crackers, spread the fig compote on the cracker with some Beechers Flagship cheese. Mmmmmmm... Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2013
Awesome served with pork tenderloin and feta cheese!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2014
This is so delicious. However I didn't have whiskey so I used coconut rum. Great with cheese and very addictive. It also tastes better and better as days go by. Thanks for sharing @JSchubert Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
Super easy to make! Used it over my Thanksgiving baked Brie instead of the lingonberry jam I traditionally use. Followed all the directions and ingredients to a T. Set off the Brie really nicely. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2016
Tastes very good sweetness of dates plus the bourbon flavour makes for a great match Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2017
This was rather dry. I had to add water to really moisten the figs and try to get the mixture more syrupy. The bourbon flavor really disappeared. I thought it was just okay but husband really liked it. We had it on sliced baguette with chevre. It was especially good when the fig jam was still warm. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2015
This was a great little treat! I bought some beautiful fresh figs thinking of some sort of appetizer but found this recipe and gave it a try. It's delicious and also a way to impress your guests when you tell them you made it yourself! Don't tell them how simple it was! Yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2018
Turned out really good. I served it with garlic rosemary chicken. Read More