Figs and fruits
4 quarts plus 2 cups water
2 Tablespoons baking soda
30 figs, pear tomatoes or apricots
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
Bring syrup to a boil; add fruit and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Simmer mixture 20 minutes each day until syrup is absorbed.
Dry fruit on waxed paper on trays in the sun. Dredge fruit with sugar and store in an airtight container.