I have a wonderful street of neighbors. On this street alone there are pink grapefruits, lemons, the aforementioned figs, kumquats, pink peppercorns, and we have a tangerine tree. Come the seasons due, and we all share our harvests. It creates such a wonderful sense of community when you share in each others bounty. I find that others are always willing to share, since there is always more than they can use. We swap pink grapefruits for tangerines– I receive figs, then return jars of fig jam and bags of dried figs. Its a wonderful experience!
These fig treats are delicious. First, figs are so full of nutrition, so these sweet treats are very intentional. Second, honey is a delicious gift from nature, sweet like candy yet so nutritious in its own right. And if you use local honey (as you should--seek it out, its easier to find than you might think)...so if you use local, it is a great help keeping some seasonal allergies at bay.
Eat these in a variety of ways:
- Pop them one by one
- Eat with a piece of blue cheese, or sharp white cheddar
- Heat 5 or 6 in the microwave until soft and smear them on gluten free toast with cream cheese
- Eat them with Greek, or plain yogurt with cinnamon (drizzle the syrup over top)
- Use it in tea (amazing), hot or iced
- Add it to seltzer water for a sweet fig soda-pop
- Drizzle over yogurt or over ice cream
- Drizzle over pancakes or waffles
Here is how its done...
- 2 cups dried figs, cut in half (store-bought is fine, or dry your own)
- 1 cup honey
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- 1 cup hot tap water