2) Now simmer gently for 3 to 5 minutes to allow the figs to begin to soften. If the mixture is very dry add more vinegar.
3) Allow the pickle to cool a little before potting into sterilized jars and covering with vinegar proof seals.
4) Keep the figs for about four weeks before using them.
Cook's Notes: These figs are delicious with smooth pates, game terrines or a hard cheese like mature Cheddar, as useful at Christmas as they are on summer picnics.