3 Mouth-watering Recipes You Can Try with Dried Baby Figs

Dried figs are unique and nutritious snacks in Australia. If you love eating them as they are, you’d certainly love using them in your baked goods. Below are some recipes worth trying with figs in them.

1. Dried Fig Vegan Cake


  • 50 grams oil
  • 50 grams maple syrup
  • 160 grams soy milk
  • 70 grams dried figs
  • 200 grams flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/356F.
  2. Cut dried figs into small bits.
  3. Mix all wet ingredients – oil, maple syrup, soy milk.
  4. Mix all dry ingredients – flour and baking powder.
  5. Stir gently and add dried figs.
  6. Add the wet to dry ingredients. Mix well.
  7. Pour the dough into a cake pan.
  8. Score the surface and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 180C/356F.

2. Grilled Fig Pies


  • 2 sheets refrigerated pie crust
  • 12 pcs dried figs
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup 5 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp. maple syrup, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. water


  1. Warm pie crust to room temperature following package directions.
  2. Combine figs and bourbon in a saucepan with enough water to cover the figs.
  3. Cook with a cover over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, drain, let it cool and pat dry.
  5. Cut figs into dice and set them aside.
  6. Combine walnuts, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan.
  7. Cook over medium heat around 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside.
  8. Line the baking sheet with parchment; spread the nuts on then freeze for 10 minutes.
  9. With a 4” round cutter, cut 12 circles out of the pie crusts.
  10. Pour the remaining maple syrup mixed with vanilla on mascarpone cheese.
  11. Scoop 1 tbsp. from the mixture and spread on half of each of the 12 circles.
  12. Layer it with 2 tsp. maple-walnut mixture and 4 fig pieces.
  13. Whisk egg and water then use this to moisten crust edges.
  14. Fold crust and seal edges with a fork.
  15. Brush all pies with the egg-water mix.
  16. Arrange pies on the baking sheet and freeze for 10 minutes.
  17. Remove pies from the sheet. On a well-greased rack, grill them over medium direct heat for 5 to 7 minutes until golden brown.

3. Grilled Fig and Honey Pizza


  • 1-1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1-1/8 tsp. active dry yeast
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sliced fresh or dried figs
  • 1 package 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup honey, divided


  1. Mix together sugar, yeast, salt and 1 cup of flour in a large bowl.
  2. Heat water and oil to 120° to 130° in a saucepan; add this to dry ingredients.
  3. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  4. Stir in the remaining flour until it forms into a soft, sticky dough.
  5. Knead dough on a floured surface for 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Arrange dough in a greased bowl; turn once to lubricate the top.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and put in a warm place until size doubles (about 45 minutes).
  8. Punch the dough in the centre.
  9. Roll dough into a 10- inch circle over a floured surface.
  10. Coat a heavy-duty rectangle foil with cooking spray and place dough, spritzing it.
  11. Refrigerate for 10 minutes with cover.
  12. Beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup honey and cinnamon in a bowl until smooth.
  13. Move the dough onto the grill rack in an inverted position; grill it with cover for 5 minutes over low heat, turning all sides.
  14. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  15. Spread cream cheese and arrange figs on top. Grill again for 5 to 7 minutes until the crust turns brown.
  16. Drizzle with honey.

Try any of the mentioned recipes above to offer something special and yummy to your family and friends. And here’s the secret to creating these unforgettable dishes: use authentic and high-quality ingredients!

To get genuine dried baby figs in Australia, visit Saffron and More online.

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