Green Figs in Syrup

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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  • 1 kg (2 lb) young green figs
  • 875 g (


Choose small, unblemished, slightly underripe figs. Wash them carefully. You can leave them unpeeled if they have perfect skins.

Trim their stems, leaving only a little part.

Boil the sugar and water together with the lemon juice for a few minutes until slightly thickened. Soak the figs in this syrup overnight. The following day, bring day, bring to the boil and simmer until the