- 1cup water
- 1/2 cup red wine
- Juice of 1 orange
- Zest of 1 orange
- 2tablespoons Manuka honey **
- 6 dried dates, chopped
- 2 ounces dark chocolate bar, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 8 fresh figs, cut in half and flesh slightly scooped out and at room temperature
*I used a pinot noir wine but any medium or full bodied red wine would pair well with the richness of the Manuka honey.
**If you don't have Manuka honey try a local honey you have in your pantry. If you'd like to learn more about Manuka honey, pop onto The Whole Meal's website and read my blog post, "Oh Manuka Honey! Discover This Lesser Known Honey for as Much as It's Sweetness as It's Powerful Health Benefits".
The chocolate-pumpkin seed mixture can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator but I recommend serving this dessert at room temperature rather than chilled.