They don't taste like you would expect. They are a pickle but they are sweet. They are figs but they don't taste like figs. They have a unique taste. You take one out of curiosity. Then you have another because the first tasted pretty good. Then another and pretty soon the bottle is empty.
` This recipe is originally from Aunt Margie who is the inspiration for many of the recipes in this book. Part of the excitement of spending summers at Aunt Margie's cabin was looking for pickled figs in the basement pantry. I thought the recipe was lost but, luckily, my sister had a copy neatly tucked away in her cooking notebook. She writes, "Aunt Margie didn't water bath the figs. She just let the hot figs seal themselves in the sterile jars. Sometime I do it that way, too."