November 2019 Fig Focus Newsletter

Pecan Fig Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe
Pecan Fig Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Autumn Baking with California Dried Figs

We’ve got some sweet fig news for you this November and a few healthy Thanksgiving tips to keep you feeling good even during the big feast.

Pecan Streusel Fig Cake, with a cup of hot coffee to warm your hands, is the perfect breakfast for crisp Autumn mornings. This pecan coffee cake is loaded with chopped California Figs in the batter and adorned with a crunchy pecan streusel on top. It is easy and delicious! Choose Sun-Maid or Orchard Choice California Dried Mission Figs.

What’s the advantage of using dried figs?

You can make this pecan streusel fig cake year-round because dried figs are always available and delicious as ever.

Do I need to rehydrate dried figs?

Nope, chop them up and toss them with a bit of flour to coat. I used 1 tablespoon in this fig cake recipe. The flour will prevent the pieces from sticking together and help distribute them more evenly in the cake batter. Fold the flour-coated figs right into the cake batter and you’re ready to go. It’s just that easy.

Pecan Fig Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe

Can I make this fig cake recipe ahead of time?

As with all baked goods, fresh is always best. But you can absolutely make this cake one to two days before you plan to serve. Cover and keep at room temperature. However, I wouldn’t make it too many days ahead of time to keep the cake from drying out.

This fig cake recipe is easy enough that you can whip it up on the spur of the moment, and you’ll have warm cake to enjoy within the hour. But it also keeps well so it can be prepared the day before if you’re hosting family and friends for brunch during the busy holiday season.

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Fall for #FigWeek: Get Festive Ideas for the Holidays

Every November 1-7 is #FigWeek and we are celebrating this year in a big way over on Instagram. Follow the hashtag to get ideas for how to cook and bake with your favorite Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs.

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Fig News: Healthy Thanksgiving Tips + a Bounty of California Dried Fig Recipes

November and December are prime baking season. Family and friends gather together to enjoy food, drink and good times. There’s nothing better. Celebrate and give thanks this holiday season with recipes full of the goodness of California—Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs—this is fig news you can use.

This holiday season choose small portions of your favorite foods, keep up on your fruits and vegetables and add a little extra daily exercise. Don’t stress, don’t deprive, don’t overindulge—stay the course, it’s all about moderation. It’s not glamorous, but it really works.

homemade cranberry sauce with figs

Recipes abound for turkey and stuffing, so this holiday season we focus our thoughts on the variety and star quality of the side dishes and dessert. California Figs naturally deliver a tasty dose of holiday nutritional value—health promoting antioxidants, fiber, potassium and many more essential nutrients. The recipes featured here offer a hint of nutritional value and whole lot of awesome flavor. So serve up your favorite (in moderation) dessert and follow it with a lively walk outdoors or a nostalgic dance to toast the holiday season in healthy style.

I like the idea of making your own cranberry sauce. Cranberries when combined with California Figs add fiber and vitamin C to a popular side dish. So much better than what you find in the stores—and the port adds an elegant splash.

Sweet Potato Pie with Fig Pecan Topping

For dessert, it’s hard to choose a favorite. So many choices for you to savor at Here is my all-time favorite for Thanksgiving. The sweet potatoes are a nice change from pumpkin and you satisfy the pecan pie lovers with a gorgeous, crunchy pecan topping. Serve Sweet Potato Pie with California Fig and Pecan Topping for a great contribution of vitamin A and fiber and the perfect finish to your holiday meal.

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