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Figs in Syrup with a jar at the back and a green table cloth

Figs in Syrup

  • Author: Paula │ En Casa
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 60 min
  • Yield: 4 jars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Argentinean


Two-ingredient recipe for Figs in Syrup that will preserve this delicate fruit at the end of summer so you can enjoy it all during winter.



  • 1 kg fresh figs
  • 750 g sugar
  • 500 ml water


  1. Wash the figs and insert a toothpick in each of them several times.
  2. In a saucepan, add the sugar and the water. At low heat, bring to a simmer.
  3. Carefully add the figs and let them simmer for 10 minutes (still at low heat).
  4. Turn the heat off and let them cool completely.
  5. At low heat, bring to a simmer again. Let them simmer for an extra 20 minutes.
  6. Once the figs look semi-transparent covered in syrup and the syrup is think enough (and darker colour), taka them to a sterilized jar. Pour the syrup on top and close firmly.


FIGS: Make sure to choose ripe figs, but not super firm. If they are too soft, they may lose their shape while simmering.

STORAGE: These preserved figs last months in a dark and cool place.