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vitaminD Aug 30, 2012 05:16 PM

Great BOGO at Publix on figs from California.. Other than salads and cereal, what can I do with all of these beautiful , perishable fruits? Do figs freeze well? Thanks Florida fans

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  1. deet13 RE: vitaminD Aug 30, 2012 07:44 PM

    Yeah, we had to pick some up. Figs freeze pretty well. We just peel them, stick them in plastic bags, force out all of the air, and drop them in the freezer.

    As for a good fig recipe, here's a good one we've done for a get-together.
    Fig, bacon, and goat cheese pizza
    http://acozykitchen.com/fig-bacon-pizza/

    I've subbed blue, hoop, farmers cheese, and also fresh basil (instead of arugula) on it.

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      almond tree RE: deet13 Aug 30, 2012 10:26 PM

      What do you do with frozen figs after thawing? Can you eat them raw, or is the texture affected so that they are only good cooked?

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        deet13 RE: almond tree Aug 30, 2012 10:42 PM

        You can eat them raw; but once they thaw, the texture will go mushy.

        My wife likes using them for baking and sauces. I personally like to use the thawed out figs to make smoothies with.

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          almond tree RE: deet13 Aug 30, 2012 10:45 PM

          Fig sauce sounds good. I buy figs in baskets at the market -- often the top layer is meltingly ripe & delicious, the bottom less so. I've wondered what to cook with those sub-par figs. Thanks for the idea.

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            vitaminD RE: deet13 Sep 1, 2012 06:36 PM

            Wow, thanks..would never think to freeze them. All great ideas. Grilled some this evening and had them with good vanilla ice cream..Yum..

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        Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: vitaminD Aug 30, 2012 10:06 PM

        I've bought all four varieties of figs at Publix so far: black mission (our favorite), brown turkey, kadota, and sierra. All delicious, though. I like to cut them in half, put a little goat cheese on them, and wrap them in a paper-thin slice of prosciutto. My wife likes a little dollop of local honey on hers. I look forward to fig season all year, especially when they finally go on sale!

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          zzDan RE: vitaminD Sep 8, 2012 01:33 AM

          Dunno babe I was in Publix yesterday and walked quickly by those fig i would have bought them if I knew they were half price anyways semi-irrelevant to me because I have some (2 varieties) growing in me garden along with mangoes, bananas etc waiting 2013 for the muscadines to come in

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            nativebatonrougean RE: vitaminD Sep 19, 2012 06:36 PM

            I LOVE fig preserves so that would be my suggestion.

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