We have a fig tree in our back yard and the fruit is starting to ripen. Luckily, this year, it's ripening a bit at a time instead of all at once. We usually lose most of them because we just can't eat them fast enough. And, even though we like them, we don't love them. I was going to try something new this year, dehydrating. I gave it a whirl yesterday and filled a couple trays in the dehydrator. They were finished this morning and....WOW! They're SO yummy! This is officially my favorite way to eat figs!
I tried a method I'd seen online....drop whole figs into boiling water for 30 seconds to weaken the skin so moisture can get through while dehydrating. Remove them from the water and immediately dunk them into an ice bath. I dried and cut them in half and put them on the trays. They've been drying for almost 24 hours. A little less time might have been better. But, they sure are tasty and they have a crispiness from the seeds that seems to add to the fun of eating them. I can't wait for more to ripen!