6 Mar 2008

Preserved Figs


I have to say that I didn’t much cook in our last vacation. We dine and lunched in restaurants the most of the time. But, after three or four days I was

tired of dinning out.

Then, I resolve eat some homemade meal. We bought fresh pasta and I just made the sauce. For dessert, I made in previous day figs preserve in syrup.

In the backyard we have a beautiful fig tree and watching the fruits I thought:

“So, if I use those figs to make something good?” If I left it in the tree, certainly the birds ruin the most of the fruits, in fact, I saw some fruit bites. The most of the figs were ripe and I love figs preserved. So, I selected the perfect ones and I went to the kitchen, with the hard idea to post the recipe for you. But unfortunately the bluethoot didn’t work .But never mind, I post the recipe today and I have one more jar full, that I bring here, in my fridge that I am pretending create something good to share.

Preserved Figs

  • 1 kg fresh figs, unpeeled
  • 1 kg sugar
  • 1 glass water
  • Juice of one lemon


To prepare fruit:

Select only perfect figs, ripe but not soft. Rise fig well in cold water.

To make preserves,

place alternate layers of sugar and figs in an enamel kettle. Let stand overnight. Drain off syrup and bring it to a boil. Drop in figs a few at a time. Cook until tender, transparent and amber colored (about 1 to 1 1/2 hours). Add juice of lemon, cook 10 minutes longer. Remove figs from the syrup. Fill hot, dry, sterilized jars 3/4 full with preserved fruit. Cook syrup until thick. If paraffin is to be used, add enough syrup to fill the jar to 1/2" from the top. Close and process in boiling water bath for five minutes


Peter M said...

Greek preserve figs and even watermelon rind!

There's nothing like picking a ripe fig off a tree...I await the Greek summer.

Odete said...

Sylvia, isso esta uma tentacao! Adoro figos. Ja estava sentindo falta de ver suas fotos, sempre tao lindas. bjs

Anonymous said...

Simple and beautiful, Sylvia!

Kevin said...

Those preserved figs look good. It would be really nice to have access to a fig tree. :)

Bellini Valli said...

Your photos and stories are as beautiful as always Sylvia. I have actually seen immature figs growing on trees in Greece (I was there in May)but have never tried a fresh one...can you believe it???

Susan said...

I grew up in an Italian neighborhood that always had fig trees in the backyards. How lucky you are, Sylvia, to have your own trees!

This is a beautifully simple recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Fabrícia said...

Amo figos !!!! As fotos sao divinas !!! Bjcas

Sandra said...

I love It!!!!! :o)
This is a wonderful recipe... Yummi!

Kate / Kajal said...

voww Sylvia, i envy u .... u have a fig tree in your house !!!! i love figs :), if i were your neighbour i'd be at your house all the time.
I think preserve is a brilliant idea to use up all the figs. I would want to share a single fruit with the little birdies.

campo di fragole said...

Beautiful images! Beautiful blog! ¡Enhorabuena!