Sake-Simmered California Figs and Cherry Sauce

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Valley Fig Growers

Serve this sauce with Pound Cake or over vanilla ice cream. Sauce can be refrigerated for up to 3 days, reheat in microwave about 2 minutes.

Sake-Simmered California Figs and Cherry Sauce

Valley Fig Growers
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 lb frozen sweet cherries
  • 1 1/2 cup Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stemmed and chopped into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 cups sake
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 5 tsp cornstarch


  • Bring cherries, figs, 1 1/2 cups sake, sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice, ginger, star anise, and salt to boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer until cherries just begin to break down, about 10 minutes.
  • Combine cornstarch and remaining 1/2 cup of sake in small bowl, then gently whisk into cherry mixture. Continue to simmer until the sauce thickens slightly and coats back of spoon, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, 15 to 30 minutes.


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