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Fig preserves are lovely on toast.  You can make a savory fig jam, too, which is nice as a relish for grilled fish or whatever.  Use a spoonful in salad dressings for a nice flavor.  Do you have a bumper crop or something?  If so, lucky you!  
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Our fig bushes are still babies.  But we have a friend with a huge tree, and she said we could have all we wanted.


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back slices into,bread, add it to jellow add it to any dish.. I mean is there anything better.. and I looked it up.. its on my super swami food list..

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I wonder how soon I can have some.. I FORGOT ABOUT about FIGS because I confued them with Dates which are avoid for me..

.. thanks for the chance to remind me of the chewy goodness..


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Figs are neutrals on my swami.  I love them, but I have been trying to concentrate on super-fruits.  Can you have gorgonzola cheese?  Figs are nice if you cut them, fill with gorgonzola cheese (or some other compliant cheese) and run under the broiler.  That used to be nice with prosciutto but we don't eat pork now.

Goldie, eat them figs, girl!  
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Figs with cheese are heavenly! You all are lucky! My earliest memory of figs is getting them off my friend's tree, peeling them, and eating them on the spot. Yummy!


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Figs are nice if you cut them, fill with gorgonzola cheese (or some other compliant cheese) and run under the broiler.


I gotta try this! Figs are superfood and gorgonzola is a neutral. Do you think I could do this with dried figs? Never seen fresh ones around here.


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We just eat them right off the tree.


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I have to admit, I bought some fresh and I'm really not sure what to do with them.  They didn't taste very good to me at all.  I'm not real picky, and I think if I kept eating them, I'd be fine.  But the way they taste, they make me wonder if they're good or not.  OR spoiled.  And I cut one open and those seeds are like huge pieces of fluff.  I was like, Hmmmmm.....  Now DRIED, I love them.  Love love love.  And I can learn to like them not dried, if I get through my initial fear of if they're ok and if they'll mess with me or not.  

So should you peel them?  What about those huge, practically flowers, in the middle?


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I never peel figs, but others do.

I think the key is that figs need to be fully ripe (but not rotting)

Figs should be soft to the touch and easily give when you poke them. Figs should also be fragrant with a sweet smell (not a rotting one).


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I slice them and serve as dessert with mascarpone! Heaven! (Ah, Lola's right! That's an avoid cheese! Hey, I have that once a year!)
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Oh, Jayneeo...girl you know whats good!

Well you all can come on over to my little orchard in the southern CA high desert very soon because my black mission fig tree has a great yield about ready!
I eat them any and every way I can!

My Dad loves my fig galette :
Pastry dough, almond meal, cream, sugar, egg and lots of fresh figs with a small amount of pear or raspberries in center.
(I have subbed almond milk for the cream and used date sugar.)


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We plan on planting a fig tree in our garden too  

I have had dried figs and dried apricots stuffed with a mixture of fresh ricotta, soft goats cheese, lemon juice and maple syrup
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mmm, cajun, your galette sounds divine!
honeybee, I have made that too, only with honey!
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OMG, figs and marscapone, heaven!!!  They are a diamond on my swami!
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A sandwich made with fig jam and peanut butter or almond butter is good.


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Here's another way to have dried figs.  Everything hinges on how compliant  each ingredient is for you
Be innovative and substitute if necessary.

Cook brussel sprouts in quarters.  When they are just about tender add the figs that have been cut in half..  It calls for pieces of crumbled bacon (yikes I said bacon but subsitute soy bacon bits,
turkey bacon crispy whatever.  

When everything is just cooked add some salt, pepper, and fresh lemon juice.

Makes a nice veggie dish.

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Oh that sounds really good.  I've used cranberries with brussel sprouts before too.  And Turkey bacon.  This sounds really good!


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Quoted from Andrea AWsec
We just eat them right off the tree.


Oh boy that can get slimy....... nothing worse than overripe or underripe.....figs bleed ....


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Quoted from md
A sandwich made with fig jam and peanut butter or almond butter is good.


Homeade newtons!

Oh and don't forget you can discard the dried skins if you wish after they are dried and you can use them as a filling without having to cook a jam.


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I slice them and serve as dessert with mascarpone! Heaven! (Ah, Lola's right! That's an avoid cheese! Hey, I have that once a year!)


I wonder if, after a year of eating everything else, you will find you don't care for the mascarpone taste or texture anymore, once you keep eating your superfoods.



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Quoted from Seraffa


I wonder if, after a year of eating everything else, you will find you don't care for the mascarpone taste or texture anymore, once you keep eating your superfoods.



Ricotta cheese with figs would be good too, if you can have it.
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I slice them and serve as dessert with mascarpone! Heaven! (Ah, Lola's right! That's an avoid cheese! Hey, I have that once a year!)


I use sour cream, which is similar to mascarapone cheese, and brown sugar (both avoids) under the broiler, but once in a while a real delight!

Otherwise, I just eat them raw.  They are great in salads, too!  Love, love, love those figs.  My daughter loves them too.  We can't keep them in the house when I buy them.  They go bad fast, so it is best not to let them hang around.  They are not cheap when you need to pay for them.  A fig tree would be heaven  


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I just canned 14 pints of fig bbq sauce yesterday. I've posted the recipe on here before but it has several avoids for most types, mainly dijon mustard and black pepper and apple cider vinegar. It beat any store bought version I can find though and no tomato!
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I just canned 14 pints of fig bbq sauce yesterday. I've posted the recipe on here before but it has several avoids for most types, mainly dijon mustard and black pepper and apple cider vinegar. It beat any store bought version I can find though and no tomato!


I can think of many ways around dijon mustard, black pepper and apple cider, care to post the recipe again? Please?


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