Recipe of Dried Figs with Nuts and Licorice

Let’s find out how to prepare homemade dried figs stuffed with walnuts, in the delicious variant with Amarelli Liquorice Powder. A truly delicious recipe that will give us the scent of summer throughout the year. Dried figs can in fact be stored for a long time and consumed during the winter months, when delighting us with their goodness, they will bring back to our days all the lightness and scent of summer. The harvest can take place from August to October and preparation is very simple. It is sufficient to dry them in the sun for about four / five days and then put them in the oven for a few minutes in order to caramelize them and make them even more delicious.
We follow Laruffa’s recipe, a natural recipe, without chemicals or preservatives and prepared together with sweets, delicious morsels of dried fruit stuffed with walnuts and licorice powder.

Ingredients

  • Fresh ripe and healthy figs (as many as we want)
  • Walnut kernels (how many are enough to stuff the figs we have collected)
  • Water
  • Brown sugar
  • Licorice powder
  • A large tray
  • On a retina

Preparation

  1. Clean the figs delicately. I avoid putting them under water to avoid creating humidity, so I clean them with a soft sponge.
  2. Dry with a clean tea towel.
  3. Cut in half lengthwise, without detaching them.
  4. Arrange them on the tray lined with parchment paper, and expose them to the sun by turning them 2/3 times a day. Cover them with a net to keep insects away.
  5. Pick them up at sunset to prevent them from absorbing moisture overnight. The following morning, expose them to the sun again.
  6. The figs will be ready after about 4/5 days, they will have lost their humidity and will be darker and withered.
  7. At this point pass each fig previously divided in half in the Licorice Powder and stuffed with walnut kernels.
  8. Close the fig split in half, reassembling it and then placing it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. To make them more delicious, caramelize them lightly: In a bowl add a few tablespoons of water or licorice liqueur, dissolve a pinch of brown or granulated sugar and a pinch of licorice powder, mix everything well. Brush the surface of the figs abundantly and cook for about 15 minutes in a preheated oven at 180º (they must brown).
  10. Store the dried figs in a glass jar.

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