Chunky Northwest Pear and California Fig Sauce

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Cheese boards or sandwiches benefit from this chunky fig and pear sauce. Or, try serving a side of this pear sauce with chicken or pork for an easy garnish.

Chunky Northwest Pear and California Fig Sauce

Cheese boards or sandwiches benefit from this chunky fig and pear sauce. Or, try serving a side of this pear sauce with chicken or pork for an easy garnish.
Cheese boards or sandwiches benefit from this chunky fig and pear sauce. Or, try serving a side of this pear sauce with chicken or pork for an easy garnish.
Nutrition
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel and core pears; cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Remove stems and cut figs into 1/2-inch pieces. Combine pears, figs, juice and salt in large, heavy saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 to 35 minutes or until fruit is tender but still holds its shape; stir occasionally. Stir in brown sugar and flavoring, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Flavoring: Classic Cinnamon-Clove: Stir in 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. -Ginger – Five Spice: Stir in 2 to 3 tablespoons finely chopped candied ginger and 1/8 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Seasoning (optional). -Savory White Wine and Thyme: Use white wine instead of juice. Sauté 1/4 cup chopped shallots in 1 tablespoon butter until soft. Stir in 3/4 teaspoon dry thyme leaves.

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