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Balsamic Fig Shrub

Calories: 1010kcal



  • In a bowl, add the cut up figs. Sprinkle the sugar on top and then mix together until all the fruit is coated with sugar. Let sit for 1 hour at room temperature.
  • Mash fruit with a wooden spoon. Once you have done so, let sit for another hour. Mash the fruit one last time. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 24 hours.
  • Add in the vinegars, stir, and let sit, covered, for one week, making sure to give it a good stir every day.
  • After a week, strain any larger pieces from the mixture and save the balsamic fig shrub in a mason jar for up to 3 weeks.


Recipe and photo by Brian Samuels


Calories: 1010kcal | Carbohydrates: 247g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 241g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.7mg