Step 1: Ingredients
2 - 15 oz cans or jars of your favorite whole FIGS in light syrup
1- 4 oz box of dried FIGS
10 - cloves of garlic
1 - 32 oz bottle of white vinegar
1- 16 oz bottled water
4 - .14 oz packets of unsweetened grape drink mix
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup kosher salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1.5 oz pickling spice
Step 2: The Pickling Liquid 1
In a medium pot add water and vinegar
Step 3: Pickling Liquid 2
Add pickling spice, red pepper flakes, salt , sugar and garlic to pot. Bring to a boil and shut off flame. Make sure sugar and salt are dissolved. Let cool.
Step 4: Finishing The Brine
After liquid cools down add the dried figs and grape drink mix and let sit while you prepare the figs.
Step 5: Preparing The Figs
In a colander drain the figs discarding any syrup. Then cut the figs in half lengthwise and place in a bowl.
Step 6: Final Process
Pour the pickling brine over the cut figs in the bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes. The with a pair of tongs fill a glass jar (either a mason jar of the jar the figs came in) with the figs and brine. Close kid and refrigerate for about 2 days to get FULL PURPLE ABSORBTION.
Decorate jars and give as gifts.
These Fig Koolicles are great on salads, sandwiches, crackers or chopped up as a relish.