2023 has seen a bumper crop of figs. My good friend's husband brought us over so many. We freeze a lot for our oatmeal in winter, eat a lot fresh and dehydrate some for hiking. My son made jam out of his figs and I wanted to see if I could still enjoy by making a compote. Above is my breakfast of a dense european bread w/peanut butter I grind,banana and the compote.
In a saucepan combine:
6 large figs smashed with potato masher
4 chopped Medool dates or 6 small
juice of a med lemon squeezed
Cook mixture on med until starts to bubble and then turn down to low until liquid evaporates and mixture becomes of jam consistency. You may have had to add a little more water if you cooked to warm and disipated before thick. Keep in fridgerator. The lemon is like a preservative to keep in fridge but I froze some for later.