Help with Candied Figs Please!!
Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:53 AM
They are VERY chewy and dry/sticky, if that makes sense. We loved them so much that I decided to do the same with the fresh ones. These are mine:
I used this recipe. Mine are NOT chewy – they are pretty much as plump as when they started and very soft – good, but not what I wanted. My friend is traveling now, so I can’t ask her. What I’m wondering is if there is any way to fix them at this point? Or do I just have some really thick preserves? Thanks!
Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:12 PM
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:40 PM
I have had good luck drying them in either a dehydrator or an oven that is barely on. In the dehydrator, I used a setting of 140 F (60C). The key is low and slow with the drying and you will have some delicious figs. The smaller ones get very dry like your friend's. My sons like the bigger ones that are still a little moist in the center, but both are delicious. Hope this helps.
Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:56 PM
They turned out delicious and moist and chewy and all I wanted. They were big, fat figs and so good. I served them for afters at dinner last night with some Stilton and Brie and they were heavenly. Wish I had about 100 more!
Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:38 AM
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