I’m not very fond of fruit preserves, they’re just too sweet in my opinion, but green figs preserve? I just can’t resist it and I always keep a jar or two in my fridge. It has this exotic and kinda oriental note which is magical! Close your eyes while consuming and feel the magic!
I know it takes a little more time to prepare it, but it’s definitely worth it.
- 2 kg of green figs
- 6 kg of sugar
- 1 lemon
- 1,5 l water for syrup
- First, clean the spokes from figs, then make several holes with a fork on each fig. Place figs in a pot, pour water and place on a heated hotplate to boil. Pour out boiling water and pour new water and let boil again. Repeat this procedure 9 times. Leave figs to drain.
- Then start preparing syrup. Add water with sugar in another pot. When the syrup begins to boil, add drained figs. Boil until desired consistency, or about 30-40 minutes. Finally, add lemon circles. Cover the pan with a damp cloth and leave to stand for 12 hours. Then collect preserve in clean jars.
- If there’s a remained syrup, collect in a clean jar and use it in preparation of cakes or sweets.