I've only recently become acquainted with figs and I bought several packages of fresh ones. I decided to try this recipe using fresh instead of dried. I was afraid that the liquid from the fresh would ruin the recipe, but it came out perfect! The sauce reduced nicely and my husband and I loved the result. Give this a try. Fresh, dried, it doesn't matter. This is a company worthy recipe.
Pros: The sweetness of the figs perfectly compliments the pork
Cons: Fresh figs are better