Candied Figs

5 pounds fresh figs, small variety preferred
1 1/2 pounds sugar

1/2 cup water.

Wash figs, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Place figs in boiling syrup and simmer one hour, uncovered. cool. Repeat the second day. Third day boil slowly one hour, uncovered. Drain. Place on paper towel and dry in sun for three days. May be frozen.