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    Swimming in Figs and Blackberries!

    Besides the usual yummy jams, does anyone have ideas for recipes with figs and blackberries?
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    Blackberry cobbler, blackberry pie. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yummmmmmmmmmm.....
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    I didn't realize that figs were grown in this country. Always thought they were imported. Used to have a fruit cake recipe that took figs. Will have to look for it. If you are interested you can pm me.

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    It's a jam recipe but it's my own invention.....I was making blackberry jam and didn't have enough juice for the last batch. Looking in the fridge and pantry for ANYTHING that might work, I ended up adding orange juice. About 3/4 blackberry and 1/4 orange or so. It was by far my favorite jam that I made!!!!! I was so sad when it was gone.
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    Uh oh! My second fig tree is full of fruit and it's starting to ripen! Help!!!!
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    My DGM used to make a jam using figs(she lived in FL) and strawberry jello that everyone thought was made using strawberries. Allrecipes has that recipe and a fig/spice cake that looks great with or without the icing. Let us know what you make.

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    I wish I could come get some figs. I live in SE Georgia, this summer I made the Strawberry-fig jam mentioned above. It turned out awesome. I also made a fig filled bar cookie using the recipe for date bars and substituting figs. They freeze nicely when wrapped properly. good luck. gennie

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    Figs freeze well.
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    I'm jealous, A weird one-day wind took all our figs too early. Google "fresh fig cake." I can't remember which recipe I've used but it was delicious. (PS...After the little storm, my husband brought in oodles of green figs and I googled recipes for green fig jam....I ended up throwing them all in the compost bin. The jam was truly awful!

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    Eleanor Burns has a good recipe for Blackberry cobbler on her web site. It is great. I freeze some berries every year to make cobbler at Thanksgiving time. A tradition my family has done for years.

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    Could you dry the figs? My mother used to dry fruit on clean window shades laid across saw horses.

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    Send them on over to me, i just them.

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    When we lived in FL, we had a fig tree, we made the jam with figs and strawberry jello. It is delish!
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    I've been wanting to get a fig tree. I always love the green figs on cruise ships. It's the only place I ever see them. What is a good kind to grow in a backyard?

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    really can't help with your delema but boy do i love blackberries!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaside gal View Post
    I've been wanting to get a fig tree. I always love the green figs on cruise ships. It's the only place I ever see them. What is a good kind to grow in a backyard?
    I have Mission figs (the black kind) in the backyard and Kadota (green) in the front. Both are wonderful.
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    I think you will find this yummy. I have also used chopped pears for this recipe:

    Fig Cake

    2 c flour
    1.5 c sugar
    1 t salt
    1 t baking soda
    1 t ground cloves
    1 t ground nutmeg
    1 t ground cinnamon
    3 eggs
    1 c vegetable oil
    1 c buttermilk
    1 t vanilla
    1 1/2 c fresh figs, chopped
    1 cu pecans, chopped and toasted

    1. Cake
    STIR together first 7 ingredients; stir in egg, oil, andbuttermilk, blending well. Stir in vanilla. Fold in figs and, if desired,pecans.
    2. Pour into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan. BAKE at325 for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
    3. Pierce top of cake several times with a wooden pick; drizzleButtermilk Glaze over cake.
    4. Make and freeze the cake up to two weeks in advance; add theglaze the day of the party.
    5. Buttermilk Glaze:
    MAKES ABOUT 1 C
    1 c sugar
    c butter or margarine
    c buttermilk
    1 T light corn syrup
    1 t vanilla extract
    BRING all ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan, and cook 3minutes. Prep: 10 min., Cook: 3 min.

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    Freeze them for pies, cobblers, etc. , etc. later in the year.

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    I don't like the seeds, but I love blackberry cobbler. My Great Aunt served it at dinners and I could never find a recipe for it. I found one that reminds me of her. I've made it as a cobbler and used it as syrup and over vanilla ice cream. It works well for that too!

    Seedless Blackberry Cobbler

    4 cups heaping blackberries
    water to cover berries
    let berries come to a boil and boil for a few minutes to make juice

    put cooked berries through a sieve and mash berries, saving the juice in a large bowl.
    Put berry juice back in pan that you cooked berries in.
    Add:
    1 cup sugar to juice
    3 TBSP heaping flour
    1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
    dash salt
    Whisk in and cook until slightly thick.

    Put pie crust on bottom of dish
    add slightly cooled berry juice
    put pie crust on top of berry juice
    sprinkle with sugar and slit crust

    Bake 375 degrees F until crust is golden brown.
    Serve in bowls with vanilla ice cream!! Wonderful and no blackberry seeds between your teeth!!


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    Totally love figs right off the tee. Haven't seen one since moving to Arkansas 5 yrs ago.
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    I don't know about figs, but we just made blackberry syrup. Yummy on french toast.
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    Dunno if you enjoy alcoholic drinks but you can steep berries in sugar and plain vodka for a few weeks in a big jar and the strain for a delicious liquor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I have Mission figs (the black kind) in the backyard and Kadota (green) in the front. Both are wonderful.
    Thanks for the info Krystyna. I found and bought a Kadota fig tree yesterday at local home improvement store. It's going in my back yard today. It already has some little figs growing. Yay!

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    I just checked some recipe books. Figs and Proscuitto (instead of melon); fig-rhubarb marmalade; steamed fig pudding; blackberry cordial; blackberry brandy. My cookbook also suggested using blackberries in any recipe that calls for raspberries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaside gal View Post
    Thanks for the info Krystyna. I found and bought a Kadota fig tree yesterday at local home improvement store. It's going in my back yard today. It already has some little figs growing. Yay!
    And next year or the year after, you'll be asking "What do I do with all these figs??" Don't forget to water, water, water.
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