- Servings: 10-12
|2 lbs||Fresh Green Figs|
|Whipped Cream or Farmer's Cheese, optional|
Wash figs in warm water, lightly rub each one with a cloth. Cut into 4 wedges and leave the edges attached. Boil in hot water for 1 minute. Over medium heat, cook sugar and water with cloves until it becomes a thick syrup. Add figs and cook until they are softened. Serve warm or chilled, with whipped cream or farmer's cheese, or plain.
Compotes are very popular all over Brazil. Fruit compotes are made with pieces of fruits, cooked on low heat in a thick syrup with spices, usually cloves and cinnamon sticks, or even orange peels.