Mymouné Sundried Fig Preserves
I always start by looking at the ingredients when buying preserves and the Mymouné Sundried Figs are just what I expected. This preserve is 75% fruit with figs, sesame seeds, aniseed, fresh lemon juice, and just enough sugar to balance it out. Rich with fig flavor, the aniseed adds a nice touch of savory flavor to make it interesting. I have been known to use a bit of this as part of a sandwich spread or even added to a meat stew to balance heavier flavors. Of course, it is also great on toast or used as a sweetener when plain sugar seems boring.