Middle Eastern Spiced Figs

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by Miss Annie

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.

Top Review by nott2339

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.

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.

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