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Thread: Got to many fresh figs?

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    Got to many fresh figs?

    A friend of mine has a huge fig tree with hundreds of figs on it & they keep ripening daily. She gave me a big bag of them last Thursday & it was to much for DH & I to eat so I found this cookie recipe on Allrecipes.com

    I read the reviews & changed it up some according to others suggestions. It's a really, really yummy recipe & even if you don't like figs, the cookies don't taste like figs. They are a "cake" like cookie...very soft & will stick together if you stack them before waiting for them to cool completely. Even then, stack them lightly. Since I couldn't use up all the figs, I went ahead & smashed them up & froze them in 1 cup bags for future cookies. I have a little Magic Bullet & I used that to smash them up in.

    I think you could use this same recipe for a cake also. I think it would be awesome with some cream cheese/powdered sugar frosting.

    Fresh Fig Cookies
    1 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 beaten egg
    2 cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 cup fresh figs (smashed)
    1/2 cup pecans or walnuts

    Preheat oven to 350 deg.
    Cream sugar & butter & vanilla. Add beaten egg.
    Blend flour, soda, baking powder, & cinnamon with creamed mixture.
    Fold in figs & nuts.
    Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased (or parchment papered) cookie sheet.
    Bake for 15 minutes.
    Makes about 4 1/2 doz. small cookies.

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    Sounds yummy, but don't have a fig tree. Price of figs here is pricey.

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    My friend said as long as her tree keeps producing we can have as many as we want. I have a Food Saver system that sucks the air out of bags for you to freeze foods. Since the figs are so juicy after I smash them up I just freeze the one cup amounts in a small plastic container first. After they are frozen, I take them out of the plastic container & run the frozen figs through the Food Saver & they will store for years like that.

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    That does sound yummy. I love fig newtons, so I would definitely be willing to try another kind of fig cookie :-)

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    oh that does sound good. we used to have a dog when I was young and he loved figs!

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    My husbands Aunt in California had a fig tree in her yard. Oh how I loved those figs. No fig trees where we live, on the Western slope maybe.

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    My figs aren't ripe yet. My favorite way to keep them on hand until winter is to pickle them. I got the recipe from the Ball Canning book. They are a lot like pickled peaches. I've made them with Splenda sometimes and they are still good.
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    I don't have any recipes but you are so lucky! I love fresh figs and we rarely have them around here
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    I make jelly out of mine, and add all manner of berries to the recipie to change it up. Very exotic flavor!

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    What a wonderful situation to be in - would happy to take some off your hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moira in N.E. England View Post
    What a wonderful situation to be in - would happy to take some off your hands!
    Getting them from Texas to N.E. England - there's the rub.

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    Would you share your recipe for the pickled figs, please. The sound interesting.

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    My fig tree is so big that a branch broke off with the last big wind we had in April, I love them figs.. I have sun dried some and then freeze them, love grabbing a bag of figs in the winter. I have given some to friends but sometimes they ask about them but I guess they expect me to gather them and take it to them...hahaha.

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    How lucky you all are.
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    Oh I would love to have some fresh figs but I must say the pickled sounds terrific.

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    Oh..."poor you!" My fig tree has figs, but they're not ripe yet. I actually broke down and bought some today. My favorite way to eat them is to quarter them, add a little water, maple syrup and garam masala, (similar to pumpkin pie spice.) I heat it up and then pour it over vanilla, or almond ice cream and sprinkle with chopped nuts. So autumnal!

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