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Luscious Candied Figs Are the Food of Kings

One of the great things about late summer is that we have luscious figs. And when they ripen, they all ripen.



Luscious candied figs are easy to make and guaranteed to please. Recipe for Candied Figs from Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville, NC.

Luscious Candied Figs are Fit for a King

One of the great things about late summer is that we have luscious figs. And when they ripen, they all ripen. Candy some of them to preserve them.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour
Rest: 6 days
Total Time: 6 days 2 hours
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied fig recipe, candied figs
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Chloe Tuttle

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar + optional 4-5 Tablespoons
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ gallon ripe figs-small figs like Brown Turkey work best. Use figs that have stems

Instructions

Day 1:

  • Add the sugar and water to a large cooking pot. Boil gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Wash figs, do not remove stems.
  • Add the figs to the sugar syrup – figs will not be totally covered. Bring to a slow boil and boil gently for 45 minutes. Don’t worry about stirring the figs. They will release more juice and then there will be more liquid. They are so fragile it is best not to stir them now, but do keep an eye on them. After 45 minutes remove pot from heat and set aside. Cover pot.
  • If you feel you must stir the pot, use a wide spatula and gently lift the figs. Remember they are fragile.

Day 2 & 3:

  • Boil gently until sugar is almost gone, checking often. For me this took several hours so I set the temperature on low.
  • Gently remove the figs from the pot and place them on the cooling rack set on a large cookie sheet with sides. The figs will drip.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Turn off oven. Place the cooling rack and cookie sheet with the figs in the warm oven. Leave figs for several days to dry. You can keep heating oven again to 200 degrees if needed. I did not dry my figs totally. They are so tough if you do that. I think I like them half dry.
  • Optional: When figs are dry enough for you, sprinkle them with the extra granulated sugar. They are already sweet but this keeps them from sticking together so much. Store figs in refrigerator in an air-tight container or zip lock bag.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2.2% | Vitamin C: 1.9% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 1.7%
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I had imagined the figs in my Candied Fig Recipe would cook to pieces but that did not happen. They just get smaller as the syrup thickens.

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And, of course, you can make Fig Preserves that can be served on Creamy Warm Brie to rave reviews. And don’t forget Fig Bread.

If anyone offers you fresh figs, say,  “Thank you,”  and start cooking.

Chloe Tuttle Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville NCRecipe from Innkeeper Chloe Tuttle at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast in Williamston, NC 252-792-8787

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