This fabulously easy fig sauce recipe is incredibly delicious and offers versatility to your daily servings of fruit.
I love all things fig. Like this fig sauce, fig newtons, fig squares, fig pastries, roasted figs and the list goes on.
I made a really yummy baked brie with some figs slathered on it. Soooo good. How do you like to eat your figs? I’d love to know, so do leave me a comment, would you?
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, it won’t surprise you to know that I don’t particularly like buying either fig jam or some other fig spread and finding they’ve put way too much sugar in it. Figs are naturally sweet. They truly don’t need a lot of added sugar.
These days, I make my own recipes when figs are in season and bypass all the sweet concoctions in stores. As a result, I’ve posted a number of other fruit sauces/spreads on this blog:
Do I have a favorite? I have to say the prune spread is my all time favorite and we always, always have it in the refrigerator.
What is your favorite sauce? Do tell as I could read and listen to comments about food all day long.
How to make Fig Sauce
Lots and lots of figs!!
Wash the figs and cut them into slices. The pint container I bought yielded about 5 cups of figs, which I dump into the sauce pan.
Add 4 ounces of water and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to begin with.
Turn the heat on medium and bring the mixture to a boil. Stir it and lower the heat to a simmer and let the figs cook for 15 minutes. (You don’t want to add too much water but for a thinner mixture, you are safe to add as much as another four ounces. The spread will thicken both as it cools and as it sits in the fridge.)
Take a potato masher and mash them until they form a sauce/spread, leaving some pieces intact.
Let’s look at a spoonful.
The fig sauce is still warm. Can you see the steam in the above photo? Let’s drape some lovingly over brother Bob’s healthy, skillet cornbread.
Doesn’t that look delicious? It’s very tasty, so if you like figs, you are going to love this recipe.
What is your favorite fig recipe? I’d love to know.
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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- 5 cups sliced black figs or any kind of fig, cut into slices, stems removed
- 4 ounces water
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Add figs, water and maple syrup to a sauce pan and turn the heat on medium
- Bring to a boil, stir the figs and lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes
- Take your potato masher and mash the figs to whatever consistency you desire
- Eat a spoonful