In celebration of National Fig week, we’ve shared tarts, a salad, and now, Fig Vinegar! This delicious vinegar can be used in salad dressings, barbecue sauce, even in your water! I love to put a splash in a glass of iced, sparkling water (and vinegar is good for you)!
What you need:
- 5 fresh figs
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 2 cups vinegar (champagne, white wine, white balsamic)
How to Do it:
Cut the figs into quarters. Simmer with the sugar and the water for about an hour, until the figs are falling apart and the sugar is completely dissolved. Add 1 ½ cups of the vinegar and simmer on low for another 30 minutes. Pour the entire contents into a jar with the remaining ½ cup of vinegar. Cover and refrigerate for at least one week.
Strain the contents of the jar to remove the larger pieces of fig.
Strain a second time through a coffee filter.
Pour into a jar, cork, label and refrigerate. Will last about 6 months to a year in the refrigerator.
Use on salads, fresh fruits and vegetables, in barbeque sauce or mixed with sparkling water to drink!
Makes about 10 – 12 oz. of vinegar
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