Canned Brandied Figs

Discussion in 'Canning' started by cruiser rod, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. cruiser rod

    cruiser rod Smoke Blower

    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
     
  2. cruiser rod

    cruiser rod Smoke Blower

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

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

     
  5. Oh yum I love figs!
     
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sure is a pretty amber color.
     
  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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

    Kat
     
  8. cruiser rod

    cruiser rod Smoke Blower

    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?
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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
     
  11. cruiser rod

    cruiser rod Smoke Blower

    WOW! Now that sounds really good, Thanks!
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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

    Disco
     
  13. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  Looks great .......
     
  14. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2013
  15. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    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
     
  16. cruiser rod

    cruiser rod Smoke Blower

    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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