Brevas con Arequipe a popular and traditional Colombian dessert. Cooked figs stuffed with dulce de leche are the perfect ending to any meal or an afternoon snack.
Brevas con Arequipe (Colombian-Style Figs Stuffed with Dulce de Leche)
- 24 brevas or figs in syrup
- 1 cup of homemade or store bought arequipe or dulce de leche
- Queso Fresco of fresh cheese for serving
- Cut the figs crosswise from the top, halfway down.
- Create an opening and scoop about 3 teaspoons of arequipe into the opening.
- Serve them with fresh cheese or place the in a glass jar and store up to 4 days.
Brevas con Arequipe are a popular dessert in Colombia and a favorite in my family. My grandmother and mom made these as far back as I can remember. Mamita used to make pounds of Brevas con Arequipe and keep them in glass containers and give them to her kids to take home.
This will be a great treat to give for Valentine's Day. In Colombia you'll find Brevas con Arequipe at the supermarkets and we usually serve them with fresh cheese on the side. I absolutely love this simple and delicious traditional Colombian dessert!
What a beautiful, and perfectly sweet treet!
omg! I wish I could taste this, now! Amazing dessert!
you can make anything better by stuffing it with dulce de leche! this is a lovely creation, erica. 🙂
Thank you everyone!
Erica...you are killing me....go brevas and dulce de leche..bringing it over to a party tonight....
What type of fresh cheese goes well with this recipe?
Queso fresco,farmer cheese or queso blanco.
I remember "brevas con arequipe" from my childhood very well. I think it's about time I had them again! What I remember most about "brevas," however, is the fig tree we used to have in our backyard. I was a latchkey kid, and sometimes I would forget my key. I would spend the afternoon eating figs straight off the tree until my mom got home.
Help Erica, I have a fig tree with about three dozen brevas, I want to make dulce de brevas but need to know this, Do I use green brevas or ripe ones? Your picture shows ripe ones, bu I remember them been green. My brevas are maturing slowly, about one every two days.
I didn't find green figs, so I used ripe. You can use both.
Erica, as a kid living in Bogota I was literally weaned off of Brevas con ariquipe!!! How about those bocadillos velenos, mantecadas, el mazato, etc. What delicious "goodies" we enjoyed growing up in Colombia!!
Luis Enrique Chaves-Pardo
My neighbor just gave me a basket filled with big and green figs. I like to make brevas con arequipe pero no sé si las brevas se cocinan?
Recuerdo bien comerlas de chico de cualquier pastelería en Bogotá.