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May 13, 2012 10:06 AM

Uses for fig jam

Just was given a jar and would like to use it on something other than toast. There are some recipes online, but I thought I'd ask the experts. Any special recipes?

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  1. Figs are very plentiful in NC and part of the food traditions of the area. The following link is for a very good Ocracoke style fig cake:

    Fig preserves are also very nice in thumbprint cookies. The new Southern Latino Table has a savory thumbprint with fig preserves, but I can't locate an online source for the recipe.

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    1. re: meatn3

      As soon as I saw the title of your post, the Ocracoke Fig Cake came to mind. One of my dear friends has asked me to make that for him on several birthdays! D-Lish

      1. re: Tehama

        Today Whole Foods [Asheville, NC] Had figs with Greek yoghurt...nice...would serve for dessert drizzled with NC honey, sprig or 2 of fresh mint on top...

      2. re: meatn3

        I made the Ocracoke Fig Cake with fig preserves (not fresh, as it is March) last night for a dinner party, and it was more luscious than I remembered it from the first time I made it. Now, the problem is that I left the cake at my friend's home and there is none for me. May have to make another one today!

        Fig Cake:

        Buttermilk Glaze for the Fig Cake:

        1. re: meatn3

          I just realized the cake recipe I linked to omitted sugar in the ingredient list. Should be 1.5 cups. The original recipe from which it was adapted is in the link above from Tehama.

        2. I do a bruschetta with mascarpone, fig jam and prosciutto. FAB!!!!

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          1. re: drewb123

            Ot bruschetta fig jam,proscuitto and fresh mancego cheeze..

          2. Spread on top of a brie wheel and baked until soft.
            Fig jam and just about any soft cheese in a grilled sandwich is heaven
            But I love it right out of the jar and spread on waffles, pancakes, muffins, scones, popovers, crepes and pancakes.
            And topped or folded into a muffin batter is lovely too!

            added to dips, spreads and salad dressing!

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            1. re: HillJ

              speaking of sandwiches, fig jam and almond butter, anyone? bacon or prosciutto optional ;)

              1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                Oh my....and I've already had french toast this morning........yur killin me! (in a very good way)!

            2. with prosciutto and a soft cheese on a panino!

              1. as HillJ mentioned dressing, it makes a wonderful vinaigrette with champagne vinegar & walnut oil.

                - combine with sharp mustard for a really tasty spread
                - use it in a sweet or savory tart
                - flatbread
                - rugelach
                - make ice cream (or just drizzle on or mix in),
                - top or fill crepes
                - turn it into a glaze (with balsamic) for pork, game meat or poultry
                - combine with mascarpone & use in a trifle

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                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  Blend some soft goat cheese with a little chopped rosemary, form into a rectangle on a plate, top with fig jam, take out some crackers, enjoy!

                  1. re: janeh

                    Or, crush the crackers and coat the goat cheese rectangle and brown in some hot oil until crispy. Then top with more fig jam!