How to Freeze Figs?
Individually quick frozen Fresh Figs will keep up to 3 months in the freezer. Just wash thoroughly, sort any very soft ones to eat immediately, arrange whole ripe figs, well separated, on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and freeze. When frozen solid, transfer to resealable plastic bags. Thaw and eat as desired.
To store for longer periods, chill thoroughly to facilitate peeling, if desired. Then, slice or quarter figs and combine 5 cups of figs with 1 cup of sugar and mix well. Pack in freezer containers; cover tightly, freeze and store in freezer for up to 6 months.
If preferred, figs may be packed in syrup. Just combine 1 cup of sugar with 1 quart of water and heat to dissolve completely. Cool and pour over figs which have been prepared and packed in freezer containers, leaving at least 1-inch head space to allow for expansion while freezing.
Freezing will change the texture and the figs will be much softer when thawed. They are very good, but many prefer to simmer them in a sweet or savory liquid to serve. Or they may be sweetened, cooked and puréed before freezing to serve as toppings for ice cream, puddings and other desserts.