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Fig Preserves (Syko Glyko)


Fig Preserves (Syko Glyko) recipe













Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium


50 small figs
blanched, optional
3 cups sugar
3 cups water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 strip grapefruit peel
or lemon peel


Wash figs and trim stems.

Place figs in a large pan and cover with boiling water.

Bring to a the boil and boil gently, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

Drain and rinse with hot water.

Return to pan and cover again with boiling water.

Repeat boiling and draining process four times in all.

Cook until figs are tender after last change of water (about 1 hour's cooking in all).

Drain figs, rinse with cold water and spread out on paper towels to dry.

Insert a whole or split almond into base of each fig if desired.

In a clean pan bring sugar and water to the boil.

Add lemon juice and grapefruit or lemon peel and boil for 10 minutes.

Add figs and boil over moderate heat for 10 minutes, skimming when necessary.

Cover pan and leave overnight.

Next day bring pan contents slowly to the boil and boil gently until syrup is thick when tested.

Put figs and syrup into sterilised jars, seal and store in a cool place.

Testing syrup: Drip a little syrup onto a cold plate.

If drops do not spread, syrup is ready.

If you have a sugar thermometer, cook to a temperature of 105 cup (220 F).


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 133g (4.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1521% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 3% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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