Poached Figs Over Ice Cream

Spoon these warm poached figs with their hint of fresh thyme over vanilla ice cream. A simple but impressive dessert.


1 cup dry white wine

1/2 cup apple juice


1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (6 ounce) package dried Calimyrna figs, stemmed and quartered (found in raisin or bulk section of your market)

vanilla ice cream

Honey Tips

How Honey Is Created

Honey is created when bees mix plant nectar, a sweet substance secreted by flowers, with their own bee enzymes.


In a saucepan combine wine, apple juice, honey and thyme. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes. Add vanilla and figs. Simmer over a low heat for 5 minutes.
May be made 24 hours ahead. Warm before serving and spoon over ice cream.
Serves: 4