Dried Figs

READY IN: 84hrs
Recipe by Tonkcats

Dried figs

Top Review by labouchet

I had trouble with this one. Even though I'd soaked the figs in the salt water, they continued to release juices when I cooked them in the sugar syrup. Had to stop cooking when the skins burst on some of them. Tried to dry out the rest on a rack over a plate, but they were moldy after 2 days. Where did I go wrong? Comments appreciated.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place figs in 1 quart of water in which salt has been dissolved.
  2. Let stand overnight. Drain.
  3. Make a syrup of the sugar and 1 pint water.
  4. Add figs and cook gently until the syrup is m ostly absorbed.
  5. While cooking, watch carefully! Do not stir, but lift kettle and shake figs.
  6. Put on plates and turn daily until dry.
  7. Pack in powdered sugar.

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