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    Default Preserving figs?

    Any simple ways to preserve figs please? I've just picked 26 of the little beauties.
    I've been eating 2-3 fresh ones each morning (yes, I know!!) but they're ripening too fast for me to eat them all fresh.
    Too good to waste - so any ideas welcomed! Thanks
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    Can you dry them? I make jam, but then they just grow on trees around here

    Ice cream?

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    What's fig jam like PP?
    I don't have a dehydrator or ice cream maker - so jam or chutney is about my limit! Even then it has to be simple as I'm not that enthusiastic about cooking these days
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    You could freeze them in a sugar syrup.
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    Fig jam is the mistress of jams. The God of jams. The last jam of the condemned man. Quite nice
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    Jam sounds lovely!

    Very easy, no churn, no ice cream maker, ice cream recipe:

    It's so easy it's feels a bit cheaty to me but the results are very tasty!

    300ml double cream
    197g (one tin) of*condensed*milk (NOT evaporated!)
    Half a lemon
    Some or other fruit (anything from 110g up - I used about 300g of strawberries)

    1) Puree your fruit and add a few drops of lemon juice

    2) Put the cream and*condensed*milk in a large bowl and whisk until billowing (I wasn't sure what this meant so whisked until I got bored and then a fair bit longer!)

    3) Fold in the fruit puree, taste, add more lemon juice if you want to

    4) Stick in a plastic tub, cover and freeze
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    You may preserve a few in my belly.

    *hint* *hint*

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    Better shift your belly over here then Chris - you can have the high ones
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