Valley Fig Growers

California Fig and Apple Relish with Almonds and Cumin

This fruit relish made with fresh apples and California figs is particularly good as an accompaniment to pork dishes and fish. Plumping figs in wine and water enhances their flavor and texture.

Makes about 4 cups


2 cups Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, stemmed and sliced ¼ inch thick 

1/4 cup dry red wine

1/4 cup warm water

1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, halved, and sliced thin

1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds, toasted and ground

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted and ground

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons orange juice

2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

Salt and pepper


  1. Place figs, wine, and water in medium bowl; cover and microwave until liquid begins to boil, about 1 minute. Let stand until figs are softened and plump, about 5 minutes. Stir remaining ingredients into softened figs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve. 

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 188
  • % Calories from Fat 10%
  • Fat 2
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Protein 2
  • Carbohydrates 39
  • Fiber 6
  • Iron 2
  • Sodium 3
  • Calcium 83
  • Potassium 339