Fig Compote

Ben Spalding

Ben Spalding

12th January 2011

Fig Compote

A simple fig compote recipe by James Martin. Preparation time: less than 30 mins. Cooking time: less than 10 mins. Serves: 4


  • 200ml/7fl oz white wine vinegar
  • 400ml/14fl oz water
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 1 thumbs ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 140g/5oz caster sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 20 dried figs


Place everything in a saucepan and boil gently, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
Allow to cool before refrigerating

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