Dulce de Brevas (Colombian-Style Figs with Syrup)

Dulce de Brevas (Colombian-Style Figs with Syrup)

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Every year, when I start decorating my house for the holidays, I get homesick and miss being with my family, laughing, dancing, cooking and eating delicious Colombian food. That’s the disadvantage of living so far away from Colombia, but I am happy to be able to offer my family here in the United States and my readers all over the world some of my culture and cuisine.

My kids are half Colombian but are living a 100% American life. I do my best to show them some of my Colombian traditions, a bit of the passion I feel for my country, and our food. It is hard because I don’t have a lot of  Colombian people around me, but I do my best.


  • 24 fresh and firm figs
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 pound of panela
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Water
Read the whole recipe on My Colombian Recipes