fresh fig spread
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 pints very ripe mission figs (about 20 figs)
  • 1/8 cup filtered water
  • juice of one half fresh lemon
  • 1/8 tsp. sucanat or brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. maple syrup (i used blis maple syrup infused with tahitian vanilla bean, an artisanal syrup you can order from here)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Add all ingredients to food processor and process until a thick purée is formed. add more water if a thinner texture is desired. serving idea: after dinner, offer with crusty bread or crispy flatbread, bleu cheese, honey and walnuts.
  2. sweeteners may be omitted.
  3. makes about 1-1/2 cups.
  4. photo credit: california fig advisory board.