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Delightful Higos Enconfitados: A Sweet Treat from Ecuador

Delightful Higos Enconfitados: A Sweet Treat from Ecuador

Prepare to embark on a mouthwatering journey as we explore all about higos enconfitados, a traditional Ecuadorian sweet treat that will satisfy even the most discerning palates. Let’s uncover the captivating flavors of Cuenca and Quito, two culinary havens for those seeking a truly indulgent experience.

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About Cuenca

Make sure to plan a road trip from the bustling city of Quito to the picturesque town of Cuenca, to experience the perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural immersion, culinary delights, outdoor adventures, and the historical charm of one of Ecuador’s most enchanting cities.

Dulces de Corpus are an essential part of Cuenca’s cultural heritage and one of them are higos enconfitados. By indulging in these traditional sweets, you can  immerse in the local traditions and customs that have been passed down through generations. It’s a delicious way to connect with the rich history and identity of the city.






Discovering Quito and Cuenca’s Sweet Secrets:

Nestled in the heart of the Andean highlands, Quito and Cuenca are cities that delight food enthusiasts from all over the world. So whether you visit downtown Quito or Cuenca, sample the tantalizing higos enconfitados—a heavenly fusion of local figs and a syrupy concoction. Each bite offers a perfect balance of natural sweetness and a hint of citrus, leaving you craving more.

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The Art of Making Higos Enconfitados

Behind each batch of higos enconfitados, or candied figs, lies a time-honored artisanal process that ensures their irresistible taste and texture. Ecuadorian artisans carefully select the finest figs, plump and ripe, before they undergo a meticulous candying process. The figs are gently cooked in a syrup made from cane sugar.

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Higos Encofitados:

They are a true delicacy that adds elegance to any Dulces de Corpus collection. Fresh figs are gently cooked in a sweet syrup made from sugar, water, citrus zest, and a touch of vanilla. Slowly simmered, the figs absorb the delicate flavors, resulting in a sweet indulgence that is truly a work of art.

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The result is a luscious, tender treat that perfectly balances the natural sweetness of figs with the richness of the syrup

Where to Find Higos enconfitados in Ecuador:


To immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Dulces de Corpus, and taste higos enconfitados, head to Cuenca’s historic city center. Stroll along the picturesque Calle Larga or near Parque Calderon, and you’ll find some confectionery shops and local markets offering a tempting selection of these traditional sweets.

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You can also find higos enconfitados in Quito, as they are also traditional sweets from the capital city. One of the places where you can find them, besides downtown Quito is in Centro Comercial El Bosque in an isle in the second floor selling all sorts of Ecuadorian sweets.

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Ecuador’s higos enconfitados offer a culinary experience that will transport your taste buds to new heights of delight. Whether you find yourself strolling through the charming streets of Cuenca or exploring the vibrant streets of Downtown Quito, don’t miss the opportunity to savor this traditional sweet treat. Let the candied figs take you on a journey of flavors, evoking the richness of Ecuador’s culinary heritage.

Remember, the next time you find yourself in Ecuador, don’t miss the opportunity to savor the traditional Higos Encofitados – a dessert perfect for those with a sweet tooth.

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Delightful Higos Enconfitados: A Sweet Treat from Ecuador

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