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Fresh figs!
    #8813299 - 08/22/08 11:45 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

I have to say I had no clue what figs had to offer until last week. My friend has a fig tree fruiting and offered me some so of course how could i say no. I didn't have a clue what to do with them but after tasting the first fresh fig I knew it was worth it to take some. I ended up taking about 10-15 figs cutting them in half and laying them face down in a glass pie plate, then  I poured about a cup of mildly sweet port over them and then topped off with brown sugar. I preheated the oven to about 400F and baked the figs for 40 minutes. My goal was to have syrup type texture but I had not added quite enough sugar so about midway through I took the pan out and stirred the mixture while topping off with more brown sugar. After cooking it for 40 minutes I used it as a topping on some Breyers vanilla bean ice cream. Truly Orgasmic! Enjoy!


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: FunGuyFan]
    #8814590 - 08/23/08 09:41 AM (9 years, 6 months ago)

i love dried figs, havent had the pleasure of trying fresh ones yet.


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #8817586 - 08/23/08 09:51 PM (9 years, 6 months ago)

My grandparents lived in southern Alabama and had a fig tree in their yard. They were the best fruit I ever had as a kid. That brings back the nicest summer memories :sun: My grandmother would also can them and send them home with us to Kentucky.  Fig preserves.... we would just eat them out of the jar. Ambrosia.


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: sunflower]
    #8833722 - 08/27/08 02:15 AM (9 years, 5 months ago)

Finally saw, and ate my first fresh fig the other day, wow. Of course, it was $8 for a tub of about 15, but considering the super short season, the taste and amazing texture, it would have been worth it. But they seem to be gone already :frown:


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: whattheheck]
    #8837153 - 08/27/08 07:12 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

I don't think I have ever seen fresh figs for sale.  Where did you find them?  I am going to see if I can find some online.


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: sunflower]
    #8837250 - 08/27/08 07:35 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

Whole foods in Denver Colorado.


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: whattheheck]
    #8842717 - 08/28/08 06:25 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

I will fly out there right now!


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: sunflower]
    #8842763 - 08/28/08 06:34 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

They're already gone :sad:


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: whattheheck]
    #8843113 - 08/28/08 07:44 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

i see them for a short while in the organic produce section of publix.


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: FunGuyFan]
    #8843182 - 08/28/08 07:58 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

I tried a fresh fig once and didn't like it...it was mushy and had a vague sweet taste, but that's it.  Wasn't impressed.

I'm willing to give them another try though.


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: MOTH]
    #8844700 - 08/29/08 12:06 AM (9 years, 5 months ago)

Mine was a brown fig. Not that I know the difference between figs, but it was nice. But I can see how the texture thing could get to ya.


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: whattheheck]
    #8844881 - 08/29/08 12:33 AM (9 years, 5 months ago)

Fresh figs are sold where I live at the Farmer's Market and local organic grocers when in season.  This is the first year I've ever been really into them, but they are fucking delicious.


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: FunGuyFan]
    #8846349 - 08/29/08 11:09 AM (9 years, 5 months ago)

I fucking love figs!!!!!!

My grandfather has a fig tree in their backyard... I can't get enough of those things whenever I visit.
If given unlimited access to figs, I would eat them nonstop. Sooo fucking good.


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: Shroomism]
    #8847429 - 08/29/08 03:27 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

I love them dried but I like only the black ones fresh (excellent). Those greener ones taste too close to turpentine! Well in my opinion.

At Fred Meyers they actually sell some fig bread I want to try someday. It's a huge as tart made completely out of figs.



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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: PyroBurns]
    #8847921 - 08/29/08 04:50 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

I wonder if a fig tree would grow in Colorado?? We grow pretty much everything else out here, most of it being the best!! :cool:


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: whattheheck]
    #8848108 - 08/29/08 05:44 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

Wonder if one would grow in Kentucky?


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: sunflower]
    #8848137 - 08/29/08 05:53 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

You can grow them in Kentucky, but they are not hardy.  Here's an article on overwintering fig trees in colder climates.

http://organicgardening.com/feature/0,7518,s1-4-76-1493,00.html


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: Veritas]
    #8848202 - 08/29/08 06:07 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

im assuming they would grow good in florida?


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: LeftyBurnz]
    #8848252 - 08/29/08 06:18 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

Yes, fig trees are hardy in Zones 7 - 11.


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Re: Fresh figs! [Re: Veritas]
    #8848331 - 08/29/08 06:41 PM (9 years, 5 months ago)

good to know, once i get out of this damn apartment.  :crankey:


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