Introduction: Purple "FIG-A-LICIOUS" Koolicles

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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.
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