Dulce de higos of helio & priscila from brazil


1 box of fresh figs (24 figs)
3 cups sugar
1 cups filter coffee
a pinch of ground cloves
1 cup sugar

This recipe is a favourite of our Brazilian farmers, Helio and Priscila. Dulce de higos are caramelised figs in syrup. They are very popular in Brazil where they are eaten as a dessert. Delicious with yoghurt, ice cream or as filling for a pie or cake.


  • 1
    Rinse off the figs and remove their stems.
  • 2
    Put the figs in a pressure cooker. Then add the 3 cups of sugar, the coffee and the cloves. Close the lid and cook for 45 minutes.
  • 3
    Turn off the heat, allow the pan to cool, open the lid, and add the remaining 1 cup of sugar.
  • 4
    Cook for another 10 minutes until the sugar has caramelised.
  • 5
    Refrigerate and serve cold.
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