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Prep time: 5–10 minutes

Cook time: 15–20 minutes

Yield: 1½ cups

Trust me, you want this stuff hanging around in your fridge. It is 1) one of the most delicious things you will ever put in your mouth and 2) seriously versatile. You can set it out during cocktail hour with crackers and cheese, bake it into cookies, mix it with a ton of almond or other nut meal and roll it into balls to make those cute vegan treats everyone is obsessed with. You could make your own pop tarts! Want to know how to make a better PB&J? Fig confit has some ideas.

Ingredients

  • 12-15 dried figs
  • Water
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Pinch of salt

Preparation

  • Remove the hard stems of the figs with a knife. Throw the whole figs into a small pot and add enough water to cover the figs. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer the figs on a medium flame until they are very soft (about 10 to 14 minutes). If your water evaporates before the figs are soft, add in another ½ cup.
  • Once the figs are soft, place them into a food processor along with the orange zest and salt. Process the mixture until it comes together in a spreadable paste. If the mixture is too thick or sticky, add a bit more water, or even a little juice from the orange to loosen it up.

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