Dulce de Higo with Cheese

Dulce de higo (sweet fig) is a traditional Ecuadorian dessert served with cheese. Thanks to the abundance of figs in Ecuador, this sweet treat became a tradition in family homes, among street vendors, and in restaurants.

The preparation process is long, but that’s what gives it great flavor. Fresh, ripe figs are used; they should not be overripe. They are soaked in water overnight, and the next day, they are boiled with baking soda. Then, brown sugar is added, boiled again, and left on low heat for several hours. You’ll see that the result is worth it.

This recipe for Dulce de Higo with Tropical Queso Ecuatoriano is an easy way to have a delicious and authentic Ecuadorian dessert ready at any time. Have the sweetened figs and cheese ready in the fridge, and you decide the best time to enjoy it.

You can buy Tropical Queso Ecuatoriano at any supermarket where Tropical products are sold; use our Store Locator to find a location near you.



  1. Wash the figs and make a small incision across the top of each fig. Place them in a large bowl and cover them with water. Let them soak overnight.
  2. The next day, drain the figs and add them to a large pot, covering them with water once again. Now add the pinch of baking soda and boil them until they become soft. Then, drain the water and set the figs aside to cool.
  3. Add the sugar and cloves to a large pot with 5 cups of water and simmer on low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved and starts to thicken. Add the figs and cook for three hours more until the syrup thickens. Serve the figs with Tropical Queso Ecuatoriano.

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