A lightly spiced, sweet and tangy fig compote with an aroma of rose petals. Complements crustless no-bake orange and rose cheesecake. Goes well with liver parfait or cheese. Delicious enough to eat straight from the jar.
Bring water, balsamic vinegar, orange peel and spices to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the figs, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust flavourings. Remove orange zest strips and cinnamon stick, and discard. Turn off the heat and stir through the rosewater. Allow to cool.
Serve with baked cheesecake as a dessert. Or with cheese or pâté for something savoury.