half jar fig pastry filling...what to do
Made fig squares for a friend and now have lots of filling left. Any suggestions?
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.
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
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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"
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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.
My Note: If necessary apples are a good sub for figs - sliced on the thin side
Tiny tarts? Can it and use as jam? Serve with a strong hard cheese and some bread as an appetizer?
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