Valley Fig Growers

California Fig Honey Nests

Makes 12 servings


8 ounces Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, stems trimmed and figs coarsely chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

4 sheets phyllo dough, thawed

3 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Combine figs, walnuts, sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Lightly brush 1 phyllo sheet with butter; keep remaining phyllo dough covered with a damp towel. Place next sheet on top and brush with butter; repeat with remaining sheets. Cut into 12 equal squares. Place 2 tablespoons fig mixture in center of each square. Gather and crimp edges of phyllo dough around filling to form a "nest." Place on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove. Drizzle 1 teaspoon honey syrup* over each nest.

*Honey syrup: Combine 1/4 cup each honey and sugar, 1 tablespoon water and 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes.

Photo: David Campbell.

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 170
  • % Calories from Fat 34%
  • Fat 6
  • Cholesterol 8
  • Protein 2
  • Carbohydrates 27
  • Fiber 3
  • Iron 1
  • Sodium 51
  • Calcium 36
  • Potassium 145