Poached Figs

Wash and remove the stems from:
1 lb. dried figs


Cold water to cover well
1 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
A piece of lemon rind
(A large piece of ginger root)

Stew the figs, covered, until they are soft. Drain and sweeten the juice with:

Sugar (about 1 cup)

Simmer the syrup until thick. Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Replace the figs in the syrup. Cool. Add 1 tablespoon dry sherry. Chill and serve with cream.