September 14, 2016

Figs Simmered with Sugar/いちじくの砂糖煮

Yesterday, I received about 30 figs from my father. I checked them all and separated matured ones from overly matured ones, and put them in separate Tupperware containers.
Top: Overly matured ones
Bottom: Matured ones
上: 熟し過ぎのイチジク
下: 熟したイチジク
I added about 15-20% sugar to each container, and microwaved the containers for a total of 9 and 12 minutes, respectively.
Overly matured ones:
Matured ones:


Twilight Man said...

I love dried figs very much and they cost a bomb here. I had never tried the fresh ones yet. They must be lovely.

Hiroyuki said...

Twilight Man: I've never had dried figs!

Yangsze said...

Sounds lovely! Another delicious way to eat figs is to cut each one in half lengthwise, then broil in an oven for about 20 minutes. Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar and honey on top, with crumbled goat cheese - makes a pretty and tasty appetizer :)

Hiroyuki said...

Yangsze: Thanks for your suggestion! But I need an oven to try your recipe!

ErinBear said...

Those look delicious! I love figs. I enjoy eating them fresh. As others mentioned, they are popular here dried, and some people also make fig jam, which can be eaten as an appetizer with cheese and crackers (or small pieces of toasted baguette, perhaps). Figs are also cooked into a filling for cakes and cookies. A popular cookie here in the United States is Fig Newtons, which has a fig filling, although they are an older cookie and I think they are not as popular as they once were. I think they're very nice, though. These days, it seems most people want chocolate cookies!

Good luck with your cooking projects!

Take care,
Erin from California

Hiroyuki said...


Thanks for your comment. Both jam and filling sound good! I have just googled Fig Newtons. They look really yummy!