This recipe could not be easier, though admittedly, it’s not the cheapest thing to make. It basically requires a whole bottle of wine, a vanilla bean, and a lot of dried fruit, which can make for a pretty decadent little spread. But believe me, it’s worth it.
I love the combination of figs with cherries and cranberries. You get a floral note from the figs, an unmistakable sweet kick from the cherries, and the tart hit from the cranberries. You also get lots of crunchy seeds to chew on which create a satisfying crackle between the teeth.
This compote is beautiful with cheese and crackers, but would also make a nice alternative to cranberry sauce at your next holiday meal.
Try it out and let me know what you think! This is what I did: