Dried Figs with Mavrodaphni and Black Pepper (8.5 oz)

Yiam

$9.95

 

These plump, bite-sized whole Greek figs have been poached and preserved in a rich, sweet Mavrodaphne wine syrup and spiked with pepper. This unusual condiment, which can be served as a mezze or dessert, is the brainchild of food artisan Avra Panousopoulou, from Agia, Larissa, in central Greece.

Greece is an endless grove of fig trees and the fruit has been revered since antiquity for its excellent nutritional value. Indeed, fig trees were considered sacred and thus guarded in the ancient world. Mavrodaphni is one of the most renowned dessert wines of Greece, a dark, sweet wine that historically is produced in either Patras or Cephalonia. It is somewhat reminiscent of port or marsala but more complex than either. The pepper that spikes up this unusual condiment is not an uncommon addition to poached figs in the Greek kitchen. The pungency of the black pepper counters the sweetness in the figs and wine perfectly.

You can serve these delightful figs at any point in the meal, but it is especially delicious over Greek yogurt, as a topping for mild cheeses such as Greek manouri or ricotta salata or chevre, over cheesecakes, ice cream, and even more robust pleasures such as pancakes or French toast.


Ingredients: Dried figs, mavrodafni, sugar, black pepper

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CW
03/07/2022
Carol W.
United States

Figs!

These figs are sooo good. I just want to eat the whole jar!

CW
02/28/2022
Carol W.
United States United States

Best Figs Ever!

Could not believe how delicious these figs were! I am buying a lot more to keep these in my pantry. The flavor is sweet but with subtle peppery taste in the background. Delicious by itself or with ice cream, crackers, on cheesecake or really absolutely anything!

MF
02/18/2022
Margot F.
United States United States

Figs in Wine syrup!

Delicous! Inventing ways to use it, sometimes just a spoonful will do!

DP
12/17/2021
Debbie P.
United States United States

Figs in Mavrodaphni

These were amazing as an appetizer course with cheese.

KP
08/30/2021
karen p.
United States United States

A Great Dessert

This, along with the syrup, on vanilla ice cream makes for a delicious dessert after a dinner party...or just for a snack! Something different.