And while it's true that the season for figs and ice cream is now behind us for the year, the season for reminiscing about recipes using homemade candied oranges, and chocolate (and ohmygodImissdessertgivemethatcandy) is not.
Fig Frozen Yogurt with Chocolate Covered Orange Pieces*
Candied Orange Slices
Divide orange into four sections, and remove peel from each. Cut into ¼ inch slices, and trim off as much of the white pith as you can. (but don't stress out.....)
Peel from 1 orange
1TBSP Cardamom Seed
1 TBSP crushed whole cinnamon stick
3-5 star anise seeds
3-5 whole cloves
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
Melted Dark Chocolate
Boil slices of peel for 15 minutes, and rinse in cold water.
Add peel slices to 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar and the whole spices. Bring to boil, and then reduce heat to simmer and simmer for 45 minutes.
Strain and reserve syrup
Place orange peel on parchment and allow to dry overnight.
Dip peel in melted dark chocolate, freeze for 30 minutes and dice.
(This will be added to the frozen mixture during the final 5 minutes in the ice cream maker)
Place all ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and simmer for 1-2 hours, until you have the texture of a thick, lovely jam.
3 cups chopped figs
The zest and juice from 1 lemon
1 cup sugar
Fig Frozen Yogurt