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Fig simple syrup in a glass jar with spices including cinnamon and star anise in the background.

Quick & Easy Fig Simple Syrup

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  • Author: Simply Fresh Foodie
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 servings 1x


Fig syrup that’s perfectly spiced and sweet. Great for adding to your favourite cocktails for extra depth and a bit of autumnal flavour.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup sugar (250ml)
  • 1 cup water (250 ml)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 star anises
  • Rind of one orange, pith removed
  • 250 g dried figs, sliced in half


  1. Heat water until boiling.
  2. Pour in the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  3. Add spices, orange rind, and figs and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Strain into a jar, let cool completely and refrigerate.


For a more flavourful syrup, continue to simmer longer.

This simple syrup will stay good in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes