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Trim the fig stems if necessary. Gently roll each fig in the cracked pepper to coat.
Cover the bottom of a glass jar with a few of the bay leaves, then make alternate layers of figs and bay leaves, finishing with a layer of leaves.
Gently press down on the leaves with the palm of your hand to remove any air pockets. Cover the surface with cling film, then tightly seal the jar.
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