Wine-Poached Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Thyme


30 dried Calimyrna figs, top third of stem end removed
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1-1/2 cups red wine
5 ounces goat cheese
3 ounces mascarpone cheese
7 sprigs thyme, leaves stripped off stems*
Garnish: leaves from 7 sprigs thyme


In microwave-safe dish, combine figs, sugar, water, and red wine. Heat in microwave oven 5 or 6 minutes at 80% power. Remove; let figs steep and cool 10 minutes, then drain, discarding liquid. Meanwhile, mix goat and mascarpone cheeses in a medium bowl. Mince half of the thyme leaves; add to cheese mixture. Set aside remaining leaves. When figs are done steeping, create a small hollow in each with your thumb; pipe in cheese mixture or stuff using the concave side of a teaspoon. Garnish with remaining thyme leaves.


15 servings

Preparation Time

30 Minutes

Total Time

30 Minutes

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Without microwave

How would I make this with a conventional oven? I don’t use microwave oven.

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Hi, Elaine. You can certainly cook this on the stove rather than in the microwave. Just combine over low heat and when the mixture is hot, remove from the heat. Continue with the remaining directions.