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Closeup of a frozen half fig with blueberries on a counter.

How to Freeze Fresh Figs

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Fresh figs are some of the easiest fruits you can freeze. It takes very little time and effort to prepare. Learn how to freeze fresh figs and how to use them once they’re frozen.

  • Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 pound fresh figs, about 8-9 medium figs


  1. Carefully wash the figs removing all dirt.
  2. Cut the stems off and slice each fig into halves or quarters. The smaller the fig pieces, the quicker they will freeze and defrost.
  3. Line a large baking tray or serving tray with wax paper and place the figs on it in a single layer. The fig pieces should be close together but not touching. You can create another layer of figs separated with a layer of wax paper, as long as they don’t touch.
  4. Place the baking tray in the freezer for at least two hours until the figs are frozen solid.
  5. Remove the frozen figs from the freezer and place them in freezer-friendly bags.


  1. It should be relatively easy to take as many frozen fig pieces as you want out of the bag because they’re flash-frozen, so they’ll be apart from one another. Or you can portion the pieces based on how you plan to use them to make it easier to know how much to defrost.
  2. You can easily freeze as many fresh figs as you like, depending on how much room you have in the freezer.
  3. Frozen fresh figs will keep up to several months. 
  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Freezing Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 74
  • Sugar: 16.3 g
  • Sodium: 1 mg
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg