Ma’akud is a general term for preserving fruit by cooking it with sugar into a jam enriched with spices, nuts, and seeds.
My Palestinian Kitchen: Stories of Family & History
Barely any recipes with fresh figs can be found in traditional Arab cookbooks. Instead, they were enjoyed fresh or preserved in recipes like this one.
In the traditional local kitchen figs were used not only for their flavor, but also as a thickener. This recipe is a good example.
Muzna’s contemporary take on the farmers’ summertime snack is topped with figs, cheese and watercress leaves for a refreshing crunch.