Figs in syrup

Figs in syrup

Figs in syrup are a delicious preserve that brings out the natural sweetness of the figs.  They are prepared by cooking figs with syrup, a mixture of water and sugar, until they acquire a soft and juicy texture.  This delicacy can be enjoyed alone, with cheese or as a complement to desserts and gourmet dishes.


• 1 kg of fresh figs

• 500 g of sugar

• 500 ml of water

• 1 lemon (juice and zest)

• Optional: cinnamon stick or vanilla to flavor

Select ripe but firm figs to ensure a delicious texture.  Additionally, add a touch of cinnamon and lemon to the syrup to enhance the flavor of the figs.


• Wash the figs well and remove the ends.  You can leave them whole or cut them in half, depending on your preferences.

• Prepare the syrup: In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and water.  Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.

• Once the syrup is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the figs.  If you decide to add cinnamon sticks or vanilla to flavor, this is the time to do it.

• Cook the figs in the syrup for about 30-40 minutes, or until they are tender and the syrup has thickened slightly.  Make sure to stir occasionally so that the figs are well coated with the syrup.

• Add the lemon juice and zest and cook for a few additional minutes.

• Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the figs cool in the syrup.

• Transfer the figs and syrup to sterilized jars.  Make sure they are completely submerged in the syrup.

• Store the jars in a cool, dark place.  Homemade figs in syrup can be preserved for several months.

Ready!  Now you have some delicious homemade figs in syrup that you can enjoy in desserts, with cheese, yogurt or simply alone.  Enjoy!


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