Figs in Syrup

Saturday 4 June 2022

We cut down our fig tree because it attracted all the wildlife but there were many small figs on the branches so I picked them and with my sisters suggestion I made figs in syrup.

The recipe I found said to use almonds and pour lemon juice on the figs which I did but I don't think this is necessary so I will take these steps out of the recipe. If you want to follow full recipe just click on link at bottom of page. 


Figs in Syrup

25 figs
1 kilo sugar
25 cloves
3 cups of water

Rinse figs thoroughly.

Put them in a big pan with a lot of water and boil them for about 10 minutes.

 Strain them and rinse them with cold water. Put them back into the pan and boil them again for another 10 minutes. Strain them and put them in the same pan with cold water and leave them over night.

 The next day, change the water and boil them again. They should be soft and tender in 10 minutes. 

Strain them and place them on a towel and let them stand for 24 hours so that they will not have any more water inside them. 


Then insert a clove in each fig. (Original recipe called for almonds but they do absolutely nothing so skip this part).


Put 3 cups of water in a clean pan and stir in sugar to dissolve. Bring the syrup to the boil for 10 minutes. Skim the foam if necessary. 


Add the figs and continue boiling for another 10 minutes. Let them stand until the next day.


 The next day start the boiling again until you have a thick and sweet syrup.


Sterilize jars by boiling them for 10 minutes then let stand to cool. Sterilizing will add 3-4 years storage of the figs.


 Place figs in syrup in jars and store or enjoy straight away.


Original recipe for the figs in syrup is here


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