YIELD: Makes 8 servings
2 T – honey
8 – fresh figs
8 tsp. – cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup – ruby port
5 – black peppercorns
In a small saucepan, heat port, honey and peppercorns over low to medium flame. Bring to a boil and continue cooking until the consistency becomes syrupy; this should take approximately 2 minutes. Set aside and let cool. Remove peppercorns.
Cut the stem off of each fig. Then cutting the fig crosswise, gently open them like a flower. Place a tsp. of cream cheese in the center of each “flowered” fig and drizzle with honey port syrup.