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Brevas Con Syrup Y Con Quesito

Dulce de Brevas (Colombian-Style Figs with Syrup)

Erica Dinho
5 from 20 votes


  • 24 fresh and firm figs
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 pound of panela
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Water


  • Make a crosswise cut on the top side of each fig. Place the figs in a large bowl.
  • Add 4 cups of water, lime juice and let them soak overnight.
  • The next day rinse the figs and set a side.
  • Place the panela, cinnamon sticks and 7 cups of water in a large pot and cook over low heat until the panela is dissolved completely.
  • Add the figs and cook over low heat until the panela has a syrupy consistency, for about 1 hour and 40 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Serve the brevas with queso fresco on the side or refrigerate in a covered glass jar up to a week.
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