Dehydrating Figs

What do we do with all these figs?

It seems our ripening faster than we can preserve them.

Here is an example of what we picked off one tree in just a few minutes.  Hundreds were left on the tree.

My friend Dana ,  a fellow micro-farmer, suggested dehydrating them.

Hmmmmm….Why had I not thought of this before?

It was a genius idea on how to preserve our figs and not let them go to waste.

I immediately logged on to Amazon and ordered a dehydrator.

Like magic, two days later, it arrived.  Who doesn’t absolutely love Amazon?  They save you time, gas,  and money!

I ripped the box open and immediately got to work.

It’s as simple as 1,2,3.

  1. Wash figs
  2. halve or quarter them
  3. place them flesh side up on the trays and dry!

So simple a three year old can do it…and she did!

What can you do with dried figs? Oh, the possibilities! 

Add to: oatmeal, yogurt, breads, cookies, salads, stews, sauces, pies, pizza, ricotta, stuffing, granola, and the list goes on…..

Need some more dried fig recipe ideas? Check out epicurious.com/tools/searchresults

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Until next time…

Keep it Local & Keep it Real Y’All,

The Texas Chick

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Me & the hubby “Farmer Rob”

 

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