Directions For the Figs Stewed in Red Wine:
Cut the figs in half and put into a heavy bottomed saucepan or crackpot with the wine, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Add enough water to cover the tops of the figs. Bring to a boil, then turn down immediately to the lowest setting and simmer for hours until the sauce is thick as syrup, stirring occasionally. This can take 1 to 4 hours on the stove or up to eight hours in a crock pot, depending on the heat used. Using a crock pot insures that you will not burn the figs--bring the mixture to a boil in a saucepan, then transfer to a crock pot and let cook with the lid off.
Directions For the Appetizer:
Bake the mini tart shells according to instructions. Spoon a tablespoon of goat cheese into each one, top with a stewed fig, then a walnut.
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Reserve the cooking syrup left over from stewing the figs to drizzle on ice cream or to top a to-die-for pear salad.