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Figs are Available:
Dependent on where they are growing there is usually a summer crop
and an autumn crop.
How Do Figs Grow:
Figs are a fruit and grow on trees.
What to Look For When Buying Figs:
Depending on what type you are buying, figs should be a golden
yellow color. However you can find some yellow, green, or brown.
They should be soft but not mushy when you touch them.
Fig Storage Tips:
Store in fridge. Figs will not last long once they are bought so eat
soon after buying.
How to Cook with Figs:
Eat as is, use in baking quick breads or muffins, or as a fruit
dessert. Dried figs taste great added into yogurts or cereals.
If fresh figs are not available in your area, try dried figs from
the dried fruit section in your grocery store. They can be chopped
up and used in quick breads, cookies or fruit recipes.
Fig Nutrition Facts:
Figs are high in potassium and calcium.
Fig Facts- Recipes:
Stuffed Fresh Figs
Cut stems off figs and scoop a little of the insides out. Stuff
inside with yogurt or vanilla pudding.
In a saucepan, cook fig jam for 1 hour. Stir often. Allow to cool
slightly and pour into freezeable containers. Place one in the
fridge to use now and freeze other containers.
Baked Figs Dessert
In a glass, 11x8 or 8x8, pan place figs, stems down, until pan is
completely filled tight. Prick each fig with a fork in several
places to let steam out and the sugar juices to drip in. Sprinkle
all with brown sugar and lemon juice. Bake at 300 degrees for one
hour. You can serve with ice cream, if desired.
2 Cups sugar
1/2 Cup oil
1-1/2 Cup pureed fresh figs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Cups flour
1/2 Cup milk
1 Cup chopped pecans
In mixing bowl blend sugar, oil and eggs. Have an adult puree figs
in blender. Add figs to sugar mixture. Then add cinnamon, nutmeg,
cloves, baking soda and salt. Add in flour and milk and stir until
well blended. Pour into greased Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for
45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Fig Nut Brownies
6 oz. Semisweet chocolate
10 Tablespoons butter, cut into chunks
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 ¼ Cup flour
1 ½ Cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 pinch baking powder
1 Cup chopped figs
1/3 Cup chopped nuts
Place butter and chocolate in microwave safe dish and cook in 20
second intervals until melted. Stir until well blended. Pour into
mixing bowl. Add eggs, vanilla and sugar. Blend. Then add flour,
salt, and baking powder. Mix together. Stir in figs and nuts. Grease
13x9 pan and pour mixture into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30
minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.