Fig Pickles

Recipe by mollypaul

A delicious and unusual way to use up any extra figs you may have. From the US Regional Cookbook, Chicago Culinary Arts Institute, 1947. While this recipe is written in a relatively old-fashioned way, it is perfectly safe if processed using modern methods. If you are unfamiliar with these techniques, please go to for the current information.

Top Review by georgiagourmet

A great way to use up extra figs. Wonderful with cheese and crackers. The ladies in my book club fight over these figs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve soda in water, bring to a boil and pour over figs.
  2. Let stand a few minutes, drain and rinse thoroughly in cold water.
  3. Dissolve sugar in vinegar, add spices and lemons and bring to a boil in a large, nonreactive stockpot.
  4. Add figs and cook until clear.
  5. Lift out figs and pack into jars.
  6. Reduce syrup until thick and pour over the figs.
  7. Top jars with seals and rings.
  8. Process jars in boiling water bath until lids seal.

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