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Canned Brandied Figs

post #1 of 16
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Hi Guys, I just noticed this section on canning and I though I might have something to contribute. I had an unbelievable harvest this year with all the rain here. I probably picked almost a thousand figs off of one tree. Along with the Brandied figs I made Fig preserves and de-hydrated the balance. So here it is, my Brandied Fig  Recipe.

 

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Ingredients:

8 cups figs – halved or quartered (see note)

1 2/3 cups brandy

1 1/3 cups sugar

3/4 cup water

1 Vanilla bean

a very little sprinkle of cinnamon powder

 

In a large pot combine brandy, sugar, vanilla bean (cut into 5 pieces), cinnamon and water to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until sugar dissolves.

Fill jars with figs and add brandy solution to jars, to 1/2″ headspace. Place one piece of the cut vanilla bean in each jar.

Process in hot water bath 15 minutes starting the timer when the water returns to a boil. Turn off heat and let jars rest in pot a few minutes

Remove from water bath and allow to cool completely before storing.

 

NOTE: 

2 cups of figs = about 1 tightly packed pint

It takes about 10 figs to fill 1 pint

The brine for this recipe will fill 5 pints

post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 

Sorry, that's 10 cups of figs instead of 8.

post #3 of 16

Would love to see a picture too.  Yours is showing a broken link on my end.

 

Try this way to upload the pictures.  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/125263/how-to-upload-a-photo-q-view-to-your-post

 

Recipe sounds good!

 

Kat

post #4 of 16

There we are...... Nice figs......   Dave

 

 

post #5 of 16

Oh yum I love figs!

post #6 of 16

Sure is a pretty amber color.

post #7 of 16

That looks soooo yummy! I love figs and didn't get any this year.

 

Kat

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the compliments! Yesterday was the first day they were ready, they had to sit for a month. I'll probably try them this weekend, any suggestions what they might go good with?

post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Cruiser Rod View Post
 

Thanks for the compliments! Yesterday was the first day they were ready, they had to sit for a month. I'll probably try them this weekend, any suggestions what they might go good with?

 

Sponge cake desert cup, a nice big rounded scoop of blue bell vanilla bean ice cream, heat the figs and juice in a sauce pan and pour a little over each scoop, and a couple a figs on the side.

post #10 of 16

Those look nice! I have never tried a brandied fig but I suggest a couple on a plate with some nice cheese and a glass of port after a meal.

 

Disco

post #11 of 16
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WOW! Now that sounds really good, Thanks!

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Cruiser Rod View Post
 

WOW! Now that sounds really good, Thanks!

Har, thank you for posting the idea. Now all I need to do is find figs in the Rocky Mountains of Canada!

 

Disco

post #13 of 16

:drool: Looks great .......

post #14 of 16

 

Thanks for the compliments! Yesterday was the first day they were ready, they had to sit for a month. I'll probably try them this weekend, any suggestions what they might go good with?

 

 

 

MEEEEEEEE

Gary

post #15 of 16

Disco

Thats pretty much what I was thinking.  We already had a VERY light snowfall here.  I'm guessing Fig trees don't do real well around here

Gary

post #16 of 16
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Disco

Thats pretty much what I was thinking.  We already had a VERY light snowfall here.  I'm guessing Fig trees don't do real well around here

Gary

No, they are a warmer climate tree that would die with the cold in Canada. Years ago here in NJ I would wrap my tree with burlap then tar paper and tie off with rope to protect it from the cold. Thanks to global warming I haven't had to do that for the past 4-5 years.

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