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Figs In Syrup


- 1 tsp. lemon rind
- juice of
1/2 lemon
- 1\2 cup water  
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp. clear honey
- 2 cloves  
- 1\2 cup walnuts  
- 15 fresh figs or canned figs,  drained
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- chopped walnuts

1. Put sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice, honey and cloves in a saucepan. Bring to boil, stir until the sugar has dissolved. Boil rapidly for 5 minutes or until the syrup is thick and bubbly. Remove from heat, discard the cloves and lemon rind. Keep aside to Cool.
2. Insert one walnut half into each fig. Divide the figs between  individual dishes.
3. Stir together cooled syrup, yogurt and vanilla extract. Spoon the yogurt mixture over figs. Cover and chill for 3  hours, then decorate with chopped walnuts.
4. Makes 5 servings.