Try this method for drying figs at home and they will be much softer and moister than any dried figs you can purchase at the grocery store. The method is quite simple:
Cut 10 medium-sized figs in half (I used adorable little Brown Turkey figs - the total weight of all 10 should be about 1 pound).
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat the foil with cooking spray. Arrange the fig halves in a single layer, and bake at 250 degrees anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours, judging when the figs are almost dry but still soft.
A 1/4 cup of dried figs is 60 calories. Snack on them plain, or you can chop them up and toss in a salad, or sprinkle over vegan ice cream.
The Vegan Pantry
- Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy http://www.wholesoyco.com/
- Vegan milk - Silk http://www.silksoymilk.com/
- Vegan Feta - Sunergia http://www.sunergiasoyfoods.com/
- Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods http://www.galaxyfoods.com/
- Vegan Eggs - Ener-G http://www.ener-g.com/
- Vegan Butter - Earth Balance http://www.earthbalance.net/product.html