Vanilla Port Poached Figs with Honey Cream
Fresh figs poached in a rich reduction of port wine, spices, and orange zest. Served with honey-scented whipped 'sour' cream.
Vanilla Pistachio Fig Tart
A lovely multi-season tart using fresh figs, pistachios, lemon zest, and a hint of vanilla.
Fresh Fig Cake
This recipe makes a moist cake filled with a mixture of fresh figs, brown sugar, and lemon juice.
Dense, moist cake reminiscent of the Victorian dessert, this figgy pudding was the perfect finale to a chestnut-stuffed, Christmas goose dinner. Serve warm with whipped cream flavored with liqueur.
Italian Fig Cookies I
This recipe has been handed down through my mother's family for years. My grandmother brought it with her from Italy in the early 1900's. My mom taught me the recipe this year. Now I am the designated person in our family to make the Fig Cookies. This is a very high honor. So they must be as good as my Grandmothers' cookies. Some call them Homemade Fig Newtons. They are a tradition at Christmas and are wonderful with a hot cup of coffee. They are lot of work. I make them in stages. First the dough, then a few days later the figs, and finally I will make the cookies. The dough and the figs keep well in the refrigerator and the cookies freeze very well.
Fig Bars I
These are really good if you like fig bars. These are supposed to be like the real ones. Judge for yourself!
Sicilian Fig Cookies
A delicious fig-filled pastry. You may substitute the figs with dried apricots or dates. Hazelnuts can also be used in place of the walnuts.
Fig Newton-ish Cookies
This is a dark, not very sweet, fig-filled cookie, basically a homemade fig newton. The crust gets a toasty flavor from whole wheat flour and walnuts, while the fig filling really lets the dark flavor of the fruit come through. These are definitely better the next day, as the cookies soften and the flavors get a chance to meld together.