Poached Figs with Scented Geranium

24 Oct

Last weekend, we visited my aunt, she has a nice house situated on a hill, facing mountains; as well a dozen of cats, of different colors and different ages… very cute but not domestic. So my aunt gave me a bucket full of fresh figs. The fig season reached its end at my village.

Tasting the poached figs that my aunt has prepared, made me want to try her recipe. The figs were juicy, sweet, aromatic, extremely delicious.

Choosing firm figs will conserve their firmness after poaching. I used a couple of scented geranium and few cloves. They gave the figs an amazing, delicious fragrance. These figs can be preserved for the winter time, and are a good dessert to be served after lunch, for your guests.



Poached Figs with Geranium

– 1 kilo fresh figs

– 1 liter water

– 250 g sugar

– a couple of geranium stems

– 5 cloves

– a juice of one small lemon

In a large pan, put the water, sugar, geranium and cloves together, on medium heat until it boils, ( the water turns into a green-yellowish color) then put the figs, one at a time, and let boil for around 45-50 minutes or even 1 hour until the water evaporates and you have a condensed syrup.

Turn off the heat and squeeze the lemon and let set and cool a bit in the pan before transfering to a glass jar. The figs can be conserved for a long period.



4 Responses to “Poached Figs with Scented Geranium”

  1. Karen November 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    That jar of figs is beautiful and I’m sure a sweet tasting treat.

    • Fragolina November 4, 2011 at 8:50 am #

      Thank you! 🙂 and yes it tastes great…

  2. issproductions October 25, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    Juicy and sweet work for me and my stomach very well. Maybe I’ll try one today mimi. You should be doing more of these .

    • Fragolina October 25, 2011 at 8:28 am #

      yes you should try it before the jar is empty :), it’s very delicious. and i’ll be doing more baking and yummi stuff, of course. 🙂

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