3 Ingredient Easy Homemade Fig Syrup Recipe (2024)

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This 3 ingredient easy homemade fig syrup recipe is so easy and delicious!

I've been all about fresh figs lately. I've been buying multiple packs at a time at Trader Joe's. They are a fantastic price and I could seriously snack on these delicious little fruits all day.

What are Figs?

Have you ever tried figs?

These amazing fruits originate from the Middle East and Asia. Although they're now grown in North America, the Middle Eastern and Asian climate are perfect for the fig plant, that's actually a shrub!

Figs can be eaten in so many ways. Fresh, dried, or used in jam, figs have a delicious sweet but subtle flavor that's complimentary to desserts, co*cktails, and even savory dishes.

Figs are actually really good for you, too. They can promote digestive health and might even have cancer fighting properties. You can read more about fig's health benefits here.

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Recipe Inspiration

After my TJ's fig haul, I decided to have a fig week.

First, we made this fig syrup. I've talked about this before, but my husband Nick is a baker and co*cktail master.

He just has a natural gift. If I tell him a concept I'm thinking of, he can create it in no time. I actually didn't know he had these skills when we got married, but I'm happy I found out he's good at this!

Anyway, I wanted something as a base that we could use for desserts and co*cktails.

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A simple fig syrup was the first thing that came to mind.

We ended up using this in my Easy Fig Cheesecake Recipe and my Fig Manhattan recipe, and both were amazing.

This could also be used on pancakes, scones, cakes, or other co*cktails. I'd also be curious about some baked brie with this drizzled over it. Ok, now I'm drooling.

Recipe Ingredients

This recipe only calls for three ingredients:

  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Figs

That's it! The recipe is based on parts. For instance, if you wanted to make a lot of this fig simple syrup, you would use 2 cups water, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup sliced figs.

If you wanted only a small amount for a co*cktail, you would use 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon sliced figs. The recipe is based on how much you ultimately want to make.

Kitchen Equipment

There are a few kitchen items that are helpful for making this recipe. Check out some of these products on Amazon so you have all the right tools to make this recipe.

Saucepan: You will use a good saucepan again and again in the kitchen. I have this one and love it - it's super durable!

Fine Strainer: A fine strainer is very important for making syrups or co*cktails. This will make sure that you only get what you want in your syrup! Check out this set of fine strainers that come in 3 sizes.

Mason Jar: A mason jar will hold your batch of fig syrup so you can enjoy it again and again! Check out this pack of mason jars, I always keep these on hand!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do figs taste like?

Figs are very sweet and moist. The soft fruits have seeds that have a slight crunch.

What can I use fig syrup with?

You can use fig syrup in co*cktails, on pancakes, or on desserts like scones or cakes. You could even put fig syrup on cheese such as brie.

Easy Homemade Fig Syrup Recipe

  • 2 parts water
  • 1 part sugar
  • 1 part sliced figs

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil for 2 minutes then simmer for another 10 minutes.

Allow to sit on stove and come to room temperature. Pour through a fine strainer to remove fig seeds if desired (recommended).

Note: If the syrup is too thick, slowly add small portions of water to thin the texture. It will not water down the flavor as long as it is not diluted too much.

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3 Ingredient Easy Homemade Fig Syrup Recipe

This 3 Ingredient Easy Homemade Fig Syrup Recipe is perfect for desserts, co*cktails, or baked brie! This easy syrup is ready in 15 minutes.

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Prep Time 3 minutes mins

Cook Time 12 minutes mins

Total Time 15 minutes mins

Cuisine American, co*cktails

Ingredients

  • 2 parts water
  • 1 part sugar
  • 1 part sliced figs

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil for 2 minutes then simmer for another 10 minutes.

  • Allow to sit on stove and come to room temperature. Pour through a fine strainer to remove fig seeds if desired (recommended).

Notes

Note: If the syrup is too thick, slowly add small portions of water to thin the texture. It will not water down the flavor as long as it is not diluted too much.

3 Ingredient Easy Homemade Fig Syrup Recipe (2024)

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