How to Freeze Figs

Figs are quintessentially delicious, but --by a cruel joke of nature--they don`t last forever. Although best enjoyed fresh, figs can be frozen to be enjoyed at a later date. Doing so requires a little bit of forethought, however, to ensure that the figs will be as delicious as you remembered them.

Wash your figs thoroughly, removing the stem and any soft spots.

Prepare your figs according to your preference: They can be peeled, sliced or frozen whole. When you are done, pack your figs into a polyethylene container, Ziploc bag or vacuum freezer bag.

Mix a batch of sugar syrup: either 3 cups of sugar for every 4 cups of water, or 2 cups of mild honey for every 3 cups of water. Blend your mixture thoroughly, then chill it well.

Cover your figs, in their container, with syrup. For every pint of syrup, leave 1/2" between the topmost layer of syrup and the top of the container. Otherwise, force out as much air from your container as possible, as air can dry out your figs.

Store your figs in the coldest part of your freezer, so that the container freezes as quickly as possible.