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Fig and Onion Spread

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is delicious spread on crackers or a sliced baguette with a smear of blue cheese. It can also be used as a topping for a wheel of warm brie. It's important to use a good quality aged balsamic vinegar in this recipe."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 38 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; stir onion in the hot oil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover saucepan, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and caramel-colored, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Stir figs into onion; cook and stir until figs begin to lose their shape and have softened into onion, 10 to 15 minutes. Pour balsamic vinegar into fig-onion mixture; cook until all the liquid has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, into fig-onion mixture until desired sweetness is reached. Serve warm or chilled.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 38 calories; 2.3 g fat; 4.6 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is a lovely recipe, but I did find it needed a little salt, which I added while the onion was caramelizing and also at the end of cooking. I used 24 dried figs and made only a half recipe ...

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Followed the recipe exactly as given - used figs picked from my Mission Fig tree. I was disappointed - but then do not know what I was expecting it to taste like. Still looking for that spectacu...

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This is a lovely recipe, but I did find it needed a little salt, which I added while the onion was caramelizing and also at the end of cooking. I used 24 dried figs and made only a half recipe ...

Followed the recipe exactly as given - used figs picked from my Mission Fig tree. I was disappointed - but then do not know what I was expecting it to taste like. Still looking for that spectacu...

Nummy Nummy Nummy!!! Easy recipe to follow. From start to finish. So when my figs broke down they were still a tad chunky, I finished the cooking process and then pulsed the batch a couple of ti...

Really enjoy anything with figs so I was eager to try this recipe. Made it exactly as written and was pleased with the result as far as consistency was concerned but felt it was a bit flat in fl...

Great recipe! I made it mostly as written. I added cherry balsamic vinegar as another reviewer mentioned in addition to 1 tablespoon of sugar. Very good! I'll make it again. Thank you.

Fantastic! I used bread but next time I will use mushrooms.

Tasted very good. My backyard figs are of the green variety and they worked well in this recipe . Replaced with 2Tbsp of honey instead of using refined sugar . Personal preference.

I used a fine quality dark cherry balsamic to make this and it is really delicious! IT is great with cashew cheese too!

This recipe is delicious and so easy to follow! Will eat the spread with home baked french bread and some brie cheese.