Saba is an ancient sweetener traditionally made from grape juice.

Mike Lata
This Story Originally Appeared On myrecipes.com

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
10 mins
total:
10 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
Makes 10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in first 2 ingredients, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes; drain.

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  • Return rice to saucepan; stir in milk and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes or until thick. Remove vanilla bean. Remove from heat, and transfer to a glass bowl. Let stand 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Cover and chill 8 hours.

  • Spoon into serving dishes; top each with figs and a drizzle of saba.

Chef's Notes

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Saba: An ancient sweetener traditionally made from grape juice.

Note: We tested with Carolina Plantation Rice (carolinaplantationrice.com) and Zingerman's Saba Balsamic Syrup (zingermans.com).

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