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Candied Figs

Decadent candied figs; perfect for when you need a touch of sweetness!
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time14 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 figs
Calories: 86kcal


  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 sliced fresh or dehydrated lemon
  • 1 tsp. cardamom pods
  • 1/2 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1 inches cinnamon stick
  • 3 lbs. whole figs


  • Stir water and sugar in a medium-sized saucepan, over medium heat, until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except the figs, and bring to a boil.
  • Place whole figs in a strainer and gently wash, then carefully drop individually into the saucepan.
  • Continue to boil over medium heat for 60 minutes.
  • Rest for at least 12 hours or overnight.
  • Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and allow to boil for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Leave the in syrup until completely cooled, or overnight.
  • Drain figs (retaining the syrup for other uses).
  • Place drained figs on dehydrator trays, leaving plenty of space for air circulation.
  • Set the temperature to 125. Dehydrate until desired texture or dryness is achieved.


Serving: 1fig | Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g