Dried figs are fresh figs which have been dried or dehydrated, then eaten as a healthful snack, high in fiber and rich in iron. The two most common varieties are Black Mission and Calimyrna. The figs can also the chopped up and used in a variety of confections and baked goods from fig cookies, to breads and cakes.
Look for dried figs in heath food stores or well-stock markets, or see our "buy" source for where to buy online. Keep figs stored in a tightly sealed container in the pantry.
Here are some very good substitutes for dried figs. Per 8 ounces needed use:
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