Dried Golden Figs
The Golden Fig is a variety of fig offering intriguing texture and a naturally sweet flavor. Typically smaller than Black or Mission figs even when fresh, Dried Golden Figs are typically the size of walnuts or sometimes even smaller.
Ready to use. No preparation necessary. To rehydrate, pour boiling water over fruit and let sit, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain well before using.
Storage & handling
Store in cool, dry place.
Golden Figs, potassium sorbate and sulfur dioxide added as preservatives. Contains sulfites.
The Golden Fig is among the most highly prized of dried fruits for its intriguing texture and a naturally sweet flavor. They're harvested at their peak of ripeness then sun-dried to a sweet perfection. When dried naturally, the sugars in the fig move to the surface of the skin, producing an off-white coloring. This sugaring process gives the fruit an instant sweet taste, making it an even more delicious.
Figgy pudding is a traditional British Christmas dessert that goes back to Shakespeare’s time. In this version, the common rum or sherry-soaked fruit is replaced with a purée of rehydrated figs, dates and water, adding important moisture to the finished product, while grated dark chocolate adds complexity.