A note on why the double crock and not the triple crock that is for sale at Costco right now. The triple is long, large, and bulky. It is likely to come out only during holiday and party events. The double is easily carried and stored. It fits nicely on a counter and leaves room for other things. The crocks are about 2 1/2-3 quarts each, so it is perfect for a family to make a main dish and a side at the same time. This was also the perfect size to navigate into a car for my dinner and dessert contributions to Grey's Anatomy family bonding night. Bottom line: It was likely to get more regular use.
Winner, Loser or Meh
This is delicious. I am not a fig lover but this was really unique and special. The flavor combination is smashing. It will be smashing on English muffins, and I also think a small jar over brie before baking would be divine.
I used a 2 1/2 quart crock for this - perfect size
- 2 pounds fresh figs, peeled with vegetable peeler, cut into 8ths (I used Caifornia Figs, because, well.... they are in my neighborhood)
- 1 1/2 cups sugar (I used organic pure cane)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 lemon, diced, including the rind, remove the seeds
- 2 1/2 - 3 Tbls crystallized ginger, finely diced