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Thread: What to do with figs?

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    Senior Member gramadona's Avatar
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    Oh, love fresh figs!!
    I make Fig Pinwheels for breakfast. Use a biscquit dough, roll out to a rectangle. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon, chopped figs and chopped walnuts. Dot with butter and roll up. I usually put it into the freezer while I set the coffee pot on and make an orange sugar glaze. Then take it out and slice it into1/2" to 1" rounds and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for anout 15 minutes or til golden. Drizzle with glaze and enjoy! YUMMY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose_P View Post
    Just today while waiting around in the dentist's office I came upon a recipe in a People magazine that was a banana bread with 1 1/2 cups of figs added. I didn't get to read it closely. It was probably dried figs, but I see no reason why fresh ones wouldn't work, and I plan to try it the next time I make banana bread.
    Fresh figs will throw off the moisture content of your bread, leaving you with very dense bread. If you want to use both banana's and fresh figs weigh the normal amount of bananas you would use, then substitute some fresh figs for a 1/4 to 1/2 of the total weight of fruit. You should end up with a tasty loaf of very nutritious bread.

    You may also want to look at the sugar content and adjust it accordingly.

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    Here is a recipe for an absolutely fabulous Fig Pizza!
    I know, I know... it doesn't sound so great, but I guarantee... you will love it! I served it at a wedding shower luncheon and saw a few noses crinkle when it was served. When lunch was over not a crumb was left and requests for the recipe were many!
    I use a prepared pizza dough crust.
    In a frying pan brown 6 to 8 slices of good bacon until crispy. Crumble and set aside bacon and using the same pan, at lower heat, saute 1/2 of a chopped onion. When the onion is just getting transparent(about 3 minutes) add 6 chopped figs and 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves. Saute for about 2 minutes, add crumbled bacon and gently stir. Spread the mixture over prepared pizza crust, drizzle with olive oil (just a little) and bake in the oven following the directions on the crust container. Usually about 10 to 15 minutes at 425 degrees.
    Serve with a salad or sliced tomatoes. It's amazingly delicious!
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    So glad to see this thread! My fig trees are chock full. Not ripe yet, but soooooon! Mmmmm. Figs!
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    I have a fig bread recipe if your are interested. I freeze the figs and make the bread during the years. I also use frozen figs in smoothies. Very yummy.
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    I slice them and top them with a smoked gouda or blue cheese and serve as appetizers....yum!

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    Poach them lightly in a sugar syrup and serve with home made vanilla icecream! Mmmmmmm heavenly!

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    Fresh figs are wonderful. Do you have enough to make some fig preserves? It's really easy to do, and so good. But fresh is even better. Enjoy them for breakfast or dessert or whenever you're hungry. Wish I had some.

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