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Feb 16, 2009 02:36 PM

half jar fig pastry filling...what to do

Made fig squares for a friend and now have lots of filling left. Any suggestions?

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  1. 1) Depending on how sweet it is, you could make some nice balsamic fig salad dressing. I generally make this by soaking dried Mission figs in boiling water, making a puree, then using it with balsamic etc. for the dressing. Add some vanilla (seeds from a bean or extract) for a special touch.

    2) Good with cheese course or with foie gras.

    1. Can you make a marinate or glaze with it? Figs go great with pork.

      1. You don't say what type of "pastry filling" this is, but I agree with alwayscooking who posted above me - a marinade for pork would definitely be great.

        Also, perhaps schmear it on some crostini and top it with caramelized onions for an appetizer.

        A fig and grilled cheese sandwich?

        * Exported from MasterCook *

        Fresh-Fig Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

        Recipe By :Chef Michelle Bernstein on Martha Stewart
        Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
        Categories : Sandwiches

        Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
        -------- ------------ --------------------------------
        1 loaf ciabatta bread -- ends trimmed, sliced in half horizontally
        1/4 cup store-bought fig jam
        3/4 pound fontina cheese -- sliced
        1/3 pound thinly sliced black forest ham
        8 fresh figs -- thinly sliced lengthwise (8 to 10)
        1 tablespoon Rosemary Oil

        Heat a griddle over medium heat.

        Spread cut sides of bread with fig jam. On the bottom half of the bread,
        layer 1/2 the cheese, then the ham, the figs and the remaining cheese.
        Enclose with the top half of the bread. Brush with rosemary oil. Place on
        griddle or in a nonstick skillet, and weight top of sandwich with a heavy
        skillet or a foil-lined brick. Cook until bottom is golden, about 4
        minutes. Flip sandwich over, and repeat with opposite side. Cut crosswise
        into 6 to 8 pieces; serve immediately.

        "from LyndaMc994 posted on LDD on 5/19/08"
        - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

        Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 405 Calories; 27g Fat (58.4%
        calories from fat); 23g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 99mg
        Cholesterol; 682mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fruit; 3 Fat.

        NOTES :
        My Note: If necessary apples are a good sub for figs - sliced on the thin side

        1. Tiny tarts? Can it and use as jam? Serve with a strong hard cheese and some bread as an appetizer?


          1. Figs, gorgonzola and wontons for a small appetizer.

            I love the figs on a crostinni that sounded great.

            Mix with port wine and onion for a great glaze over pork chops, tenderloin or even a chicken breast

            I would think a great panini, maybe some pear slices, blue cheese and maybe some arugula