Turkish Green Fig Preserves (Incir Receli)

Turkish Green Fig Preserves (incir Receli) Recipe

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Figs come into season in late spring and again in late summer. For this recipe, look for figs that are firm to the touch. You can also use dried figs if they aren't in season where you live. Rehydrate the dried figs by soaking them in water overnight before adding them to the simmering syrup.


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2 pints
20 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


How to Make Turkish Green Fig Preserves (Incir Receli)


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over medium-high flame. Add the figs, and boil for about 30 seconds. Drain the figs and rinse them with cold water.
  2. Trim the stems and peel the skin from the figs with a paring knife. Use gloves to keep the juice from staining your hands.
  3. Add the sugar, 2 cups water, and lemon juice to a large saucepan Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the figs. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. They syrup will darken.
  4. Pour the figs and syrup into clean jars. Seal tightly and store for a couple of days before eating. The preserves will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of months.

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About Turkish Green Fig Preserves (Incir Receli)

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Hashtags: #figs #preserves

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