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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fig Newtons

I have a fig tree that is loaded with little figs. I can't wait for them to rippen so I can make my own fig newtons! If you click on this picture, it will let you magnify it and you can really see the tiny figs!

They are hard to see, but if you look close,
you can see tons of tiny green circles.
Those are my figs :-)

1 lb. dried figs or 2 lbs. fresh figs
1 cup sugar
1/2 or 1 cup water (1 cup for dried figs; 1/2 cup for fresh)
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp cream or milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cup flour

Dice figs, soak in water 1 hour. Add sugar & cook on medium heat until thin jam consistency.
Beat sugar, butter, egg, milk & vanilla until well blended. Add dry ingredients. Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour. Place 1/2 on well floured dough cloth; knead about 6 times. Roll out to 1/4" thick. Line 13 x 9" glass dish; cover with figs. Roll remaining dough, cover figs. Cook at 350' 30 minutes. Let cool and cut into squares.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recipe. I will be trying this one soon. Love, Susan Innkeeper/Owner of Americus Garden Inn B&B