Middle Eastern Spiced Figs

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 15 mins

If you like figs, try this simple recipe. It is really very good. I used firmer figs so they don't get too mushy. Prep time includes 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the water, sugar, and spices in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over moderate heat.
  2. Add the figs and cook for 15 minutes, until the syrup has thickened.
  3. Stir in the fruit juices and remove from the heat.
  4. Chill for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  5. To serve, spoon into dessert dishes and sprinkle with pine nuts, or serve over ice cream.
Most Helpful

I like this inspirational recipe. I did make a few personal changes to suit my taste, that's why it's only 4 not 5 stars. I'm sure it's a 5 star recipe just as it is. Here's what I did: I used 3.5 cups water and .5 cups sherry, only 1 cup sugar, cinnamon stick instead of ground, candied ginger slice instead of ground. I also put in 4 crushed green cardamon pods. Love to eat these just as they are. Thank you for the recipe, Miss Annie.

nott October 16, 2008

Just under 4 1/2 stars. These taste very good. We have them with a bit of the syrup over Balkan (thick) yogurt or I just pop them in my mouth as is. I used freshly squeezed orange juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice, the optional pine nuts, plus the rest of the ingredients.

UmmBinat August 10, 2011