Total Time
Prep 12 hrs
Cook 72 hrs

Dried figs


  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.
Most Helpful

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.