Oh and one more very important thing. If you want proper Italian-style dried figs you’re going to need a wood-fired over. Yep, that’s how it’s done. Italians take their fig-drying pretty seriously and using traditional drying methods is exactly how it’s done.
3 Steps to Drying Figs
- Step 1. Pick figs from tree. Do not wash – that’s right, do not wash.
- Step 2. Dry figs on a rack in the strong August sun for 3 full days.
- Step 3. Place figs in a preheated wood-fired oven (like pizza oven), when fire is out and oven is *hot, leave figs to dry for another 12 – 24 hours until they are golden brown.
- Step 4. Eat at Christmas time!
*Key is not to have oven too hot or too cold. But just right! That’s the skill to wood-fired ovens – ask you local farmer & baker for more info!