When you take the bags out of the freezer, they will have frozen as individuals, and not in a solid clump. Since they are separate, the process of rinsing and snipping the stems off is an easy (and fun) task.
Stewing the figs using the original family recipe is very simple. Weigh your figs and for every pound of figs add 1 cup of sugar. Since our figs were frozen, I added a little water to start them steaming sooner, but it really wasn't needed. I also added a splash of lemon juice 'cause I saw lots of folks on the internet do it and it aint like we don't have several gallons of our Meyer lemon juice still in the freezer. At any rate, we started with this:
And ended up with this below, in a few fun-filled hours. Of course we had to "taste test"...Oh Mmmm! It took me back to the days of my youth, sitting at the table with my elders who cooked everything with love.
Below is the video of how we did it. This time honored Cajun treat deserves to be passed on for further generations to enjoy. Please give it a try and let us know what you think.