How to keep Figs Fresh

How to Freeze Fresh Figs

Figs are one of the many fruits that can be preserved in a variety of ways. From pickles to chutneys, figs are a versatile fruit that can be used in a variety of recipes. However, if you want to preserve figs for a longer period of time, freezing is the best option. Here’s how to freeze fresh figs:

  1. Remove the stem and any bruises or blemishes from the figs.
  2. Cut the figs into small pieces and spread them out on a baking sheet. 
  3. Freeze for 2-6 hours, until solid. 
  4. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 months.

What are Figs?

Figs are a type of fruit that is typically eaten fresh. Figs can be frozen to keep them fresh for a longer period of time.

To freeze figs, remove the stem and any damaged areas. Cut the figs into small pieces and place them in a container.

Pour sugar or honey over the figs and seal the container shut. Place the container in the freezer and let it freeze. The figs will be ready to eat when they are solidified, which could take several weeks.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need:

-A large container to freeze the figs in
-Ice packs
-A medium saucepan with a lid
-A fork or tongs
-A spoon
-A sharp knife

  1. To freeze fresh figs, first wash them and cut them in half. Remove the stems and seeds. Place the fig halves in the container and fill up the container with ice packs. Cover the figs with the lid and freeze for about two hours or until solid.
  2. When frozen, use a fork or tongs to break the figs into small pieces. If you are using a sharp knife, be careful not to cut yourself.
  3. Add frozen fig pieces to your desired dish and enjoy!

How to identify a fresh fig

There are a few ways to tell if a fig is fresh. One way is to look at the skin. If it is green and firm, the fig is still fresh.

If the skin has started to turn brown or black, the fig will not be as fresh. Another way to tell if a fig is fresh is to smell it. If the fig smells sour, it is not as fresh.

How to Freeze Fresh Figs

How to Freeze Fresh Figs

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Cut the figs in half and stuff them with a little sugar or honey.
3. Wrap each fig half in aluminum foil and place them on a baking sheet.
4. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the figs are slightly browned and very soft when pressed between your fingers.
5. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to an airtight container.
6. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Preparing fresh figs for freezing

What You’ll Need:
-Fresh figs
-Freezer bag or container
-Parchment paper or wax paper
-Sharp knife
-Measuring cups and spoons
-Fruit syrups or jams, if desired

How to Freeze Fresh Figs:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Arrange figs on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until soft. Allow to cool slightly before freezing.
3. Fill a freezer bag with figs, seal tightly, and place in the fridge for 1–2 hours to cool thoroughly.
4. Remove figs from freezer bag and place on a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper. Cut each fig in half (or into smaller pieces if desired), discarding stems and seeds unless specified otherwise in recipe instructions.
5. In a measuring cup, combine sugar and cinnamon powder together until mixed well; set aside in a small bowl for later use. Sprinkle over fig halves and pressing gently into the sugar mixture with your fingers (this will help them freeze better). Place fig halves on prepared baking sheet(es) and freeze for 2 hours, or until solidified.* *If desired, you can also refrigerate overnight to firm up further before using frozen figs in recipes

Storage and Serving Tips for Frozen Fresh Figs

There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when freezing fresh figs.

First, make sure the figs are firm and unbroken.

Second, choose a food-grade freezer bag or container that can hold the figs comfortably without being crushed.

Finally, freeze the figs flat on their sides so they don’t turn into mush when thawed. 

To freeze fresh figs:

  1. Remove the stems and any blemishes from the figs.
  2. Cut the figs into quarters or thirds if they’re larger than a quarter inch thick. 
  3.  Place the cut fig parts in a food-grade freezer bag or container. 
  4. Seal the bag or container and put it in the freezer for several hours, until solidified. 
  5. To use frozen fresh figs: Thaw frozen figs in microwave for about 20 seconds at a time, stirring between microwaves until fully thawed (about two minutes). 2. Serve with your favorite dip or dessert recipe

Tips for Freezing Fresh Figs

If you are like many people, you probably think of freezing as something that is best suited for blueberries, bananas, and other fruits. But frozen figs are just as delicious and can be used in a variety of recipes. Here are four tips for freezing fresh figs:

1. Choose the right type of fig. The most popular type of fig to freeze is the Bartlett or Rome variety. Other types of figs may not freeze well, so it is important to test them before freezing large quantities.

2. Trim the figs before freezing them. This will help them fit more neatly into the freezer bag and make them less likely to ice over during storage.

3. Freeze fresh figs whole or in slices. Slices tend to freeze more easily than whole figs because they hold their shape better when frozen. However, if you want to put entire figs into a single layer in the freezer bag, do not slice them first!

4. When freezing fresh figs, pack them tightly in freezer bags and label them with the date they were picked or stored (if you know it). This will help you identify which batch offigs is available for use later on without having to thaw and chop them up first!


If you’re looking for an easy way to preserve your fresh figs, freezing is the perfect solution! Simply cut your figs into small pieces and place them in a freezer-safe container. Once frozen, they can be stored in the freezer for up to six months. When you are ready to eat a piece of fresh fig, simply thaw it out and enjoy!

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