Recipe: Baked Figs in Amarone Wine

Recipe: Baked Figs in Amarone Wine

Courtesy of Chef Omar Agostini of DiVino Patio

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 28 Nov '20

This showstopping dessert recipe by DiVino Patio’s new chef, Omar Agostini, features figs baked in their own leaves.

Serves: 4


  • 12 big Italian black figs with leaves
  • hazelnut ice cream, to serve
  • chocolate sauce, to serve

For the marinade:

  • 1L Amarone della Valpolicella wine
  • 10g cardamom
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 wild fennel stick
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 10g fresh ginger
  • 5g black peppercorn
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small bunch fresh rosemary
  • 100g caster sugar


  1. Wash and cut the figs in half. Pour the Amarone wine into a large bowl and add the remaining marinade ingredients. Mix with the halved figs.
  2. Let the figs marinate in the fridge for about 12 hours.
  3. Drain the figs from the wine (reserve the wine) and wrap them in their leaves.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes at 190°C.
  5. Serve with a scoop of hazelnut ice cream, some of the reserved wine and chocolate sauce.

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