What can be done with unripe calamyrna figs? I was given a crate of them and don't want to waste them.

These are large green spongy figs. Candy them? Can them? Roast them?

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Gabriella Paiella
Gabriella Paiella August 26, 2013

Pickle them? http://www.bourbonandboots.com/yes-we-can-pickled-figs/

Or...dry them, then make fig honey! http://food52.com/recipes...

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tiffanylee
tiffanylee August 27, 2013

Thank you. I'm going to try the honey recipe it sounds divine.

David
David August 26, 2013

You can always make jam out of them. Try roasting some and if they're not special keep cooking them into jam.

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tiffanylee August 27, 2013

I made jam last year with figs from same source and it was very bland and odd tasting, and not in a good way. I'm going to try roasting and then making jam as you suggest. Thanks

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pierino August 26, 2013

Halve them and serve ripe with prosciutto or jamon serrano. I am doing this myself tomorrow.

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David
David August 27, 2013

Figs typically don't ripen once off the tree. Unless they were picked almost ripe which it sounds like these weren't.

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Diana B
Diana B August 27, 2013

David is right - they will not ripen further; I think you're looking at roasting them or making them into jam to get anything decent from them. See boulangere's recent post on roasting figs for one idea: http://thesolitarycook.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/david-lebovitzs-roasted-figs/

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tiffanylee
tiffanylee August 27, 2013

Thank you . I'm going to roast some and hope it improves the flavor. Thank you for the link.

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