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fig biscuits.
August 5, 2008


In my bag of produce goodness from the CSA last week was a berry bucket containing some strangely-shaped fruit type items.  They looked kinda like figs, but seeing as my only fig experiences have involved the dried variety, I wasn’t completely sure. So, I looked up fresh figs on-line, and sure enough, I had about a cup of fresh figs.  I wasn’t sure what to do with them, but for some reason, fig biscuits sounded like a really good idea to me.  And it was!!

Fig Biscuits


I would . . .

You could . . .

2 cups flour


1 tablespoon baking powder


1 teaspoon sugar


¼ cup Smart Balance butter

¼ cup any butter substitute

½ cup buttermilk

Any combination of dairy products,

½ cup cream

up to 1 cup

½ cup chopped fresh fig

Any combination of figs, dried or fresh,

½ cup chopped dried fig

up to 1 cup


1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2.  Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.

3.  In a separate bowl, mix liquid ingredients with a whisk.

4.  Pour the liquid ingredients and chopped figs into the flour mixture.  Stir until just combined.

5.  Spoon into greased muffin cups, and bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly browned.


12 biscuits

Recipe Extras

Sex It Up By:



honey butter as a spread

Calling it

Fresh Fig Scones with Honeyed Butter Spread

Cooking Tip:

You can use any combination of fresh and dried figs in this recipe, but keep in mind that dried figs are much sweeter than fresh.