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Jul 6, 2009 06:01 AM

Fresh Fig recipes

My fig tree looks like it will offer an abundance of fruit. What to do with all them? I'd particularily like dessert recipes. Thanks, 'hounds.

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  1. Fill with goat cheese and drizzle with honey.

    or this tart looks interesting if you want something more complex..

    7 Replies
    1. re: cheesecake17

      <Fill with goat cheese and drizzle with honey.> then wrap in prosciutto and grill

      1. re: viperlush

        Wouldn't the goat cheese melt? I really like this idea of yours and want to try it. A little more info would be helpful thanks!!!!!!!!

        1. re: Shrinkrap

          I have to settle for buying my figs at the store, but I remember my aunt having a fig tree. We used to go and pick tons of figs, and eat most before we even got home.

          Do you have a good fig jam/jelly recipe? When the slightly bruised figs go on sale really cheap, I'd like to make something like that.

          1. re: cheesecake17

            So far, very simply. Something like

            Pound of figs, trimmed and diced, 2T sugar, 2 T water, simmered 10 minutes. I've added some straberries too. I've never canned it.

            But last year I got turned onto something with vinegar and anchovies. Don't remember the name. Anyone know?

        2. I have a fig tree too, but it's not quite ready yet. I like to make a quick fig preserves and put it between a sweet dough. Bake it with some sugar on top and you have fig squares! Great with coffee.

          1. Puree the figs with a touch of lemon juice and spread them on a cinnamon bun dough before rolling it up. Sprinkle on some chopped walnuts, roll, cut, bake.

            1. One of my favorite desserts is Claudia Fleming's fig tart, from her book, "The Last Course." Unlike a lot of fruit tarts, Fleming's is not built atop pastry cream, but a fig jam, made by cooking down some of the figs, reserving the rest to finish off the tart. If you're interested, and don't have access to the book, I'll paraphrase the recipe.

              1. I make a fig honey gelato from a recipe the LA Times published a while ago. It's been printed on Recipezaar at this address: