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Fresh Figs with Orange, Ginger Sauce
Figs are such a delicious treat when they are in season. This healthy dessert recipe gives you an unusual and delicious way of enjoying them with very little effort, and no added sugar. The spicy orange sauce is a perfect complement to this healthy summer fruit.
Fresh Figs with Orange, Ginger Sauce Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes, cooking time: 20 minutes



  1. Simmer orange juice, ginger, and star anise together on high heat for 20 minutes, reducing volume to about half. Strain sauce, discarding all but liquid.
  2. While sauce is reducing, cut figs in half from stem to stem.
  3. Drizzle sauce over figs. If desired, sauce can be chilled before serving with figs.
Serves 4

You want the sauce to be the consistency of light syrup when done. Check the taste as it reduces. If it does not reduce long enough it will taste weak and flat, and it won't coat the figs. It will actually get thicker as it cools if you decide to serve it cold.

Nutritional Profile

Fresh Figs with Orange, Ginger Sauce
1.00 serving
(185.75 grams)
Calories: 119




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Fresh Figs with Orange, Ginger Sauce
1.00 serving
185.75 grams
Calories: 119

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C33.59 mg456.8very good
fiber4.16 g152.2good
copper0.12 mg132.0good
vitamin B10.13 mg111.6good
vitamin B60.17 mg101.5good
pantothenic acid0.49 mg101.5good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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