How to Make Banana Figs

  1. Select firm, ripe Cavendish bananas. Peel.
  2. Blanch for 30 seconds in boiling syrup made up of one part water and ¾ part sugar. Brown sugar may be used.
  3. Cook for one minute.
  4. Remove from fire and let bananas soak in the syrup overnight.
  5. Drain bananas.
  6. Add ¼ part sugar to syrup and boil.
  7. Add bananas and cook for one minute.
  8. Everyday for three more days, concentrate syrup by boiling for five to seven minutes.
  9. Soak bananas. On the final concentration, the syrup must attain a thick consistency.
  10. Soak bananas in the thick syrup for a week to plump and be thoroughly impregnated with syrup.
  11. Drain bananas and dry. The figs when dried can be handled without sticking to the finger.


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