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Vanilla and Fig Syrup

This unique syrup combines the rich flavours of vanilla and fig with some bright orange peel. 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Author Monica C


  • 3 Figs cut in halfs
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Orange Peel
  • 2/3 cup Demerara Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Water


  1. Peel half of an Orange and set this aside

  2. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients (excluding peel) and bring to a boil

  3. Once it starts to boil, immediately bring it down to a simmer and add the orange peel

  4. Allow this to simmer for 10 minutes before straining through a fine mesh strainer

  5. Let this reach room temperature before storing into the fridge

Recipe Notes

This recipe yielded 2/3 cups of syrup. This is good for at least 10 of the Old Fashioned Recipe found here, and can yield in the fridge for a maximum of 2 weeks.