<html> <head> <body style="background-image: url(ricepaperbackground.gif);"> <title> Sweet Pickled Figs by Larry Andersen</title> </head> <META NAME="Author" CONTENT=" Larry Andersen "> <META NAME="Keys" CONTENT=" figs, sweet, pickled, sugar "> <META NAME="description" CONTENT=" A favorite treat when growing up. Figs from the tree were not good but after pickling they were delicious. " <!-- Picture and Recipe Title --> <table border="0"> <tr> <th rowspan="2"> <A href="pickledfigs3.jpg" Border="0"> <img src="pickledfigs3.jpg" Border="0" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" Title="Click to enlarge - Sweet pickled figs were a favorite treat growing up. It was fun to go down into the spooky basement and gt another jar from the pantry."></a> </th> <td width=320><center> <p><h1> Aunt Margie's </h1></center></p> <p><center> <h1> Sweet Pickled Figs </h1> </center></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </center></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=640> <p><i> 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. </i></p> ` <i>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."</i> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- Recipe Atributes. --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=320> Preparation: About 90 minutes over 4 days </TD> <TD width=320> <i><b> Heirloom Recipe </i></b> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD Width=320> Makes about 6 pints</TD> <TD width=320> Margie Alena Gilliland / Pattie Sue Knapp </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- Ingredients Section. --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=320> <B>Ingredients:</B> </TD> <TD> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI>3 quarts (approx 3 pounds) golden or black figs <LI>1 cup water <LI>1 cup white distilled vinegar </UL> </TD> <TD Width=320> <UL> <LI>Cheese cloth bag with 3 sticks cinnamon, 1 teaspoon whole cloves <LI>6 cups sugar </UL> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- Procedure Section. Letter ASCII HTML alt + 146 &AElig; alt +0216 &Oslash; alt + 143 &Aring; alt + 153 alt + 145 &aelig; alt +0248 &oslash; alt + 134 &aring; alt + 148 --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=650> <b>Procedure</b> <OL> <LI>Wash, clean and inspect figs. Leave small amount of stem as "finger hold." <LI>Cover figs with 2 quarts of boiling water and let stand five minutes. <LI>Make syrup with remaining ingredients. <LI>Drain water from figs. Add syrup and boil for 10 minutes. Place in refrigerator overnight. <LI>Boil for 10 minutes and refrigerate overnight for three successive days. <LI>On last day, pack hot figs into sterilized jar to within 1/2 inch of the top. Add syrup to cover. Cover and seal in water bath using <A href="http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html">prescribed procedure.</a> </OL> </TD> </TR> </table> <!-- decorative band --> <table border="0"> <TR> <TD Width=640> <center> <p> <A href="pickledfigs1.jpg" Border="0"> <img src="pickledfigs1.jpg" Border="0" style="width: 190px; height: 240px;" Alt="Click to enlarge - ."></a> <img src="missionfig.gif" Border="0"> </p> </center> <center> <img src="canhead.gif" Border="0"> </center> </TD> </TR> </table> <p></p> <A href="contents.htm">Return to Cookbook Contents Page</a> <address>Latest revision done September 2014</address> <img height="20" Title="Our visitors" hspace="4" width="60" align="middle" vspace="2" border="0" src="http://counter.digits.net/wc/-d/4/JanisGardensCookbook" /> <a href="http://www.digits.net/">Counter courtesy of WebCounter</a> <p> <a href="https://www.aplus.net/">Hosted by <b>aplus.net</b></a> </p> </body> </html>