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Recipe: Caramelised Onion, Fig, Rosemary and Wine Sauce

Caramelised Onion, Fig, Rosemary and Wine Sauce

This quick and versatile sauce is more like a savoury compote. Excellent condiment for using figs, especially when you have had enough of sweet fig-based desserts. Serve as a sauce with roast lamb, baked fish, on pizza bases or like a?relish. It’s just as good made with a full bodied red wine or Port style wine.

Prep 10 mins ? Cook 25 mins?

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp olive oil

500g brown onions, sliced thinly

1 cup fresh figs or ? cup dried figs

? cup wine (Liebichwein red wine or Tawny Port)

1 cup stock (chicken or vegetable)

1 tbsp Liebichwein Muscat Vinegar (balsamic vinegar can be substituted)

1 tbsp chopped rosemary or thyme (fresh or dried)

Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Prepare sliced onions and cut figs into quarters if using fresh figs.

Heat olive oil in large frying pan. Add onions and sprinkle some salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden, about 20 minutes.

Stir in figs, wine, stock, vinegar and herbs. Increase heat to high and simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Add salt and pepper taste.

Store in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Alternatively, freeze in small portions until ready to use.

Enjoy!

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Recipe: Ice Cream with Raisin Apera Sauce

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This grown-up ice cream sundae combines sweet fortified wine and honey into a delicious syrup that plumps up dried fruit, turning a summery dessert into an extravagance. Use your choice of dried fruit and nuts or whatever you have at hand.

Prep 5 mins ? Cook 20 mins ? Makes 6 ? Difficulty?Easy

Ingredients

  • ? cup Raisin Apera
  • ? cup honey
  • ? cup raisins
  • ? cup dried figs, sliced
  • 2 tbsp dried currants
  • ? cup toasted pistachios, finely chopped
  • 6 cups vanilla ice cream

Directions

Heat Raisin Apera and honey in a small saucepan over low heat for a few minutes.
Stir in dried fruit, cover, and remove from heat. Allow to stand for 20 minutes. Stir in toasted almonds just prior to serving.
Divide ice cream into serving bowls and pour sauce over the top.