Boozy marinaded figs
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Boozy marinaded figs

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Serves 6

A lovely recipe that can be given away at Xmas as an unusual gift.

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  • 340g granulated sugar
  • 300 ml water
  • 50 ml vinegar
  • 1 kg (not too ripe figs)
  • 200ml (at least) brandy


    1. Boil the water, vinegar and sugar to make a syrup, about 15 - 20 mins, and let it cool
    2. Peel the figs, and put them in a bowl.
    3. Pour over the cooled syrup, and leave for 24 hours. Put a plate on the top, to keep the figs in the syrup.
    4. Pour the figs and syrup into a saucepan, and simmer for 15 mins.
    5. Take the figs out, and put into jars, then boil the syrup for another 5 minutes.
    6. Mix the syrup with the brandy and pour over the figs. Store for at least 2 weeks
    7. Serve with creme fraiche, vanilla icecream or just whipped cream

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