Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Figs are in Season!

I picked up some Black Mission Figs on a Buy One Get One Free Deal at my local Publix.  Besides eating them raw and putting them in smoothies and oatmeal, I wasn't really sure what to do with them.  I know you can make desserts with them and cook with them in certain dishes, but most of those include servings of meat.  I can't imagine how figs and tofu would work together?!

I know if I had a food dehydrator I would have bought a lot more and dehydrated them all! 

Please share in the comments section if you have any links to creative recipes that include figs :)


Unknown said...

Fresh figs are amazing raw, but I've also used them in this decadent dessert: Fresh Fig and Almond Crostata. http://www.marthastewart.com/342375/fresh-fig-and-almond-crostata

It's rustic, satisfying, and delicious! It's also pretty hearty so I'll make it for a dinner party if I'm making a light dinner. The recipe as shown uses eggs and butter, but they can be replaced. I've also made it using spelt flour instead of wheat. It worked fine, but the crust was really soft and crumbly so I had to chill it well and carefully roll it out.

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the link! I also found this raw fig pudding on Tera Warner's site: http://www.terawarner.com/blog/2011/03/raw-food-recipe-fresh-fig-pudding-stops-sugar-cravings/