Here's another first for me.
I had never cooked figs before, but they were simply delicious
in this very easy Autumn fruit salad
Oven 180C / 160C Fan.
4 figs, halved. 4 plums, halved and stoned
Place the fruit in an ovenproof dish and scatter with about 80g brown sugar.
Pour over 200ml red wine.
Cook for approx 45mins.
You want the fruit to be soft, but still have a little shape to it.
Take out of the oven and allow to cool for 10mins.
Before serving, sprinkle with 40g walnuts.
Serve with a dollop of fresh cream, or mascarpone, or my favourite, vanilla custard.
You can use other fruits in this too - whatever you have to hand really.
Peaches, pears, nectarines or apricots would work well.
And you can substitute the walnuts for almonds.