Fig Balsamic Reduction Sauce

Fig Balsamic Reduction Sauce

Figs are a beautiful yet under utilized fruit in American cuisine.  Their sweetness makes a perfect complement to pork. Consider with pork chops and pork tenderloin.  It also makes a lovely crostini topping with goat cheese!


  • 1 pound fresh figs
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of ruby port
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • Fresh thyme
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Slice figs
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan
  3. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes
  4. Remove from heat and puree
  5. Return to heat and allow to thicken another 5 minutes
  6. Serve

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