Attention, fig lovers! Artibel Baked Calabrian Figs are pure fig perfection. Succulent and sweet, they seduce with a luscious texture and concentrated fig flavor.
For over 30 years, the Arlia family of Artibel has been creating fig delicacies from one of the world’s most renowned varieties which thrives in the Calabrian hills: the Dottato fig of Cosenza DOP. This particular variety is prized for its honey-sweet aroma and juicy pulp with very tiny seeds.
This Calabrian specialty begins with a careful harvest of superior Dottato figs from Artibel’s own farm overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea. The figs are hand-plucked during the last sweltering summer days, once they have started to sun-dry on the branches. After a meticulous hand-selection, they are laid out on large mats to finish drying under the sun until reduced to a third of their size. They are then slowly baked until their natural sugars caramelize and glaze the figs.
Baked Calabrian figs are nature's candy—savor them like chocolate truffles or bonbons! They are a natural pairing with a variety of cheeses—from tangy goat cheese to rich Gorgonzola Dolce to fresh sheep’s milk ricotta—and salumi such as prosciutto, bresaola, and 'nduja. Add to the roasting pan towards the end of cooking pork loin or duck, or use as a stuffing for quail. Substitute these figs for raisins in any recipe, such as bread pudding. They are delicious served on top of gelato, as a side to a panna cotta, or simply in a glass with a splash of grappa.