Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with California Figs

There’s a lot to love about ricotta pancakes. They’re the kind of breakfast for lazy mornings, for brunch, or even during the holidays if you’re not slinging  Overnight French Toast Casserole. By beating the egg whites until they’re stiff peaks, they add height to the pancakes. What we think you’ll really love about this lemon ricotta pancake recipe is the … Read More

Dig into the Health Benefits of Dried Figs

What are the Health Benefits of Dried Figs When you eat Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Dried Figs, you help yourself to the health benefits of dried figs. Dried figs are an excellent source of dietary fiber and are full of essential minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium. What Nutrients are in Dried Figs The nutrients in dried … Read More

Fig Carrot Mini Bundt Cakes

Every year, when Easter rolls around, we’ve got an arsenal of recipes we turn to. The main dish is easily our Fig Brown Sugar Glazed Ham and usually we pass around deviled eggs as a starter. But, when it comes to dessert, we crave carrot cake around this time of year and this is a carrot cake recipe to hold … Read More

Fig Brown Sugar-Glazed Ham with Carrots

Bring California Fig Glazed Ham to the holidays. This glazed ham recipe is easy and will entice everyone. Leftovers are great in sandwiches!

This is the best ham I’ve ever eaten. If you always host during the holidays or this is your first holiday meal to make from scratch, you will love how easy this Easter ham recipe is, featuring Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs. The fig brown sugar glazed ham leftovers are great in hash for breakfast the morning after. We … Read More

Preserved Lemon Chicken with Almonds + Figs

This Sephardic-inspired dish is one of our favorite chicken recipes for Passover Seders. With preserved lemon, a hint of sweetness from Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, and warm spices of cinnamon and allspice, this dish of chicken with almonds is great the rest of the year too. Serve with quinoa or mashed potatoes to soak up the fragrant sauce. … Read More

Green Smoothie with Avocado & Dried Figs

If you’ve ever craved dessert that won’t wreck your best healthy eating intentions, there’s a good chance this simple green smoothie is for you. This green smoothie with avocado is creamy and simply dreamy with the addition of sweet Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs. We use golden figs to keep the color nice and perky green, but feel free … Read More

Spinach, Brie Grilled Cheese with Figs

Who doesn’t love a grilled cheese? Something about this cheese sandwich makes us want to melt. But, have you ever tried a Brie grilled cheese? This is a delightful way to dress up a familiar sandwich and the addition of spinach is a great way to get your greens in. We have a hunch that one taste of this spinach … Read More

Sweet & Savory Kale Hash with Figs

Eating well and fast are definitely within reach. This one-pan kale hash dinner combines the naturally sweet goodness of Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Dried California Figs with skillet browned potatoes, and sausage. The apple cider vinegar and whole grain mustard glaze coats the sausage hash to bring the flavors together for a sweet and savory combination. This is a hearty … Read More

Natural Products Expo West: Taste the Best Golden Figs & Mission Figs

Traveling to Anaheim for this year’s Natural Products Expo West? Make a plan to visit Valley Fig Growers at booth 687 where we will be sampling our luscious Mission and Golden dried California Figs along with delicious fig spread and cheese pairings. Come taste the best golden figs and mission figs grown in the Central Valley of California, sold under … Read More

Sweet February Sweepstakes

Cocoa, vanilla extract, and California Figs are a match made in heaven. We like them paired up in California Fig Babka, Fig Swirl Chocolate Buns, Chocolate Brie en Croute, and those little beauties from Rodelle Kitchen above: Cocoa Fig Jam Thumbprint Cookies. On Valentine’s Day, we’re bringing you something sweet indeed! Taste the goodness of California sun in our California … Read More

Chocolate Brie en Croute with Dried Figs

At dessert time, some people have a sweet tooth and others go for a cheese plate. This Brie en croute appeals to both sensibilities or make it for a sweet appetizer. You can also add it as an unexpected addition to a cheeseboard. Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Mission Dried Figs pair magically in this baked Brie en croute recipe … Read More

California Fig Chocolate Babka Recipe

Chocolate babka features a ribbon of chocolate and Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs running through tender bread in a babka recipe that will become a new favorite. Chocolate Babka Recipe Tip Chocolate babka sometimes has one slice of the bread without any filling, but in our book every bite should have filling! Reserve the extra 2 tablespoons of the … Read More

California Fig Swirl Chocolate Buns

The combination of chocolate, Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, walnuts and orange zest gives these breakfast buns an unexpected and luscious filling. Top them with an orange glaze and these chocolate buns, once baked, are pretty to look at and full of fruity fig flavor. The dough, akin to brioche dough but easier to make, is a dream to … Read More

California Fig & Caramelized Onion Savory Scones

If you prefer salty foods for breakfast, you'll love this savory scone recipe. Fig & Caramelized Savory Scones are great for brunch too!

For these flaky savory scones, be sure to allow yourself enough time for the onions to caramelize, about 25-30 minutes. Freezing the scones before baking helps keep them from spreading, yielding loftier breakfast treats studded with Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Figs. These are the best savory scones and are best eaten the day they’re baked but can be stored … Read More

Fig Pecan Chocolate Breakfast Cookies

Cookies for breakfast? Why not! These Chocolate Breakfast Cookies are chock full of wholesome ingredients but scooped and baked into cookie shape. Read on more to learn about how to make the breakfast cookie recipe. Fiber Up with Mission Figs Did you know that even just 4 Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs you get 14% of the daily value … Read More