August 2019 Fig Focus

Baked apple cider donuts with dried figs are the kind of breakfast treat to sweeten fall mornings. There’s no need to fry with this baked donut recipe.

Healthy Doughnuts with California Golden Dried Figs—A Great Back-to-School Breakfast A healthy doughnut? That was our goal for this recipe – 100% whole wheat doughnuts made with our Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, applesauce, apple cider and cinnamon. They’re baked, not fried! We use white whole wheat flour, a lighter, milder tasting variety of wheat that delivers all the … Read More

July 2019 Fig Focus

The Perfect Summer Snack for On-the-Go: Easy Zucchini Bread with Figs Who doesn’t love quick bread? Typically made in one bowl and baked in a loaf pan, quick breads are an easy antidote for road trip or summer vacation snacks and gifts for new neighbors. When it comes to quick breads, we love baking classics—banana bread and walnut quickbread—with our … Read More

June 2019 Fig Focus

California Figs Shine in Summer Salads One of the best ways to keep your cool as summer begins is to eat foods with minimal to no oven time necessary. This is a great time to start a salad routine. Rethink the salad bowl this June with fresh tips and ideas. See our #SummerSalad section below for more details! As you … Read More

May 2019 Fig Focus

Start May off with a Cinco de Mayo Celebration Fig Mezcal Margarita Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Looking for something festive to enjoy on Cinco de Mayo? This year celebrate with a cocktail that features Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Mission Figs. This cocktail may be a bit more involved than your typical Cinco de Mayo cocktail, but it’s absolutely worth … Read More

February 2019 Fig Focus

Happy Valentine’s Day Each February, our minds drift to visions of chocolate paired with Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Figs. We’ve got several ideas to sweeten the month ahead. Our loaf cake will knock your socks off and is a trusty recipe to bake for gluten-free friends and family. We turned to Alanna Taylor-Tobin for inspiration. Her roots as a … Read More

January 2019 Fig Focus

With a New Year comes new intentions to make the most of the 365 days ahead. We’ve got a recipe that’s one part healthy snack and one part breakfast for busy mornings. The ingredient list is short and full of things you probably already have in your pantry. Maybe the best part is that these balls can be ready in … Read More

December 2018 Fig Focus

Holiday Traditions with California Figs Filled with Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs and almonds, and scented with an array of aromatic spices, Cuccidati are traditional Italian Christmas cookies. Made in Sicily, these cookies are especially favored by Italian-Americans around the holidays. It is not too farfetched to speculate that Arab influence in Southern Italy could be responsible for their … Read More

October 2018 Fig Focus

Fig, Butternut & Blue Cheese Galette As the air starts to cool, and the leaves begin to change, thoughts turn to baking and dishes that warm the soul. Our latest recipe, Fig, Butternut & Blue Cheese Galette, is a great recipe to involve the whole family in making. Tasty eaten warm out of the oven or made ahead and served … Read More

September 2018 Fig Focus

Goat Cheese Pizza with Figs & Chicken This Fig and Chicken Goat Cheese Pizza is packed with the perfect combination of sweet + savory ingredients. Goat cheese and melty mozzarella wrap around warm sweet figs and juicy chicken to create a meal or appetizer that is both hearty and delicious! This pizza with figs is great for serving as a … Read More

August 2018 Fig Focus

California Fig and Peach Slab Pie Summer brings out the best—California Figs and peaches. Both are delicious whole fruits full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and health promoting antioxidants. In addition, both are great enjoyed in summer desserts, salads, entrees and on their own as snacks. Together in our California Fig and Peach Slab Pie, they offer the perfect combination of … Read More

June 2018 Fig Focus

Grilled Cabbage Wedge with Herbed Fig Dressing, Bacon and Blue Cheese A little heat and char from the grill elevates ordinary (yet highly nutritious) green cabbage into a surprisingly tasty salad ingredient. It’s even better drenched with California Fig and herb dressing, a sprinkle of crisp bacon and crumbled blue cheese. Tips: Keep your eye on the cabbage wedges during … Read More

May 2018 Fig Focus

Charcuterie Platter with Fig Relish A show-stopping charcuterie platter makes a gorgeous statement for a party and it’s relatively stress free. In other words, it’s not cooking. It’s shopping! The elements on the platter—sliced cured meats, wedges of cheese, some pickles or olives, mustard, toasted nuts, fresh and dried fruit—pair well with something a bit tart and sweet, like this … Read More

April 2018 Fig Focus

Happy Holidays with California Figs The holidays are upon us and we’ve got delicious recipes that will stun your family and friends (and are pretty simple to pull together too). Whether you’re celebrating Easter or Passover, Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs will liven up your holiday table. Mediterranean Fig & Carrot Bundt Cake Minis  The Easter Bunny … Read More

March 2018 Fig Focus

California Fig, Spinach Grilled Cheese with Brie Have you ever tried a grilled cheese with spinach? It’s an easy way to eat more greens, and when paired with Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Figs, they both add extra flavor and fiber. One taste of this grilled cheese with Brie and you may never want to eat grilled cheese any other … Read More

February 2018 Fig Focus

California Fig Chocolate Swirl Breakfast Buns The combination of chocolate, Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Figs, walnuts and orange zest gives these breakfast rolls an unexpected and luscious filling. Top them off with an orange glaze and they are both pretty to look at and full of fruity fig flavor.   The dough, akin to brioche dough but easier to … Read More