Turkish Green Fig Preserves (Incir Receli)
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1 lbunripe figs
1 1/2 Tbspfresh lemon juice
·water to initially boil the figs in
How to Make Turkish Green Fig Preserves (Incir Receli)
- 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.
- Trim the stems and peel the skin from the figs with a paring knife. Use gloves to keep the juice from staining your hands.
- 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.
- 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.