Valley Fig Growers

Warm California Fig Fritters


12 to 16 Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs 

1 cup orange juice 

1/2 cup milk 

1 large egg

3/4 cup all-purpose flour  

1/2 teaspoon baking powder 

Pinch of salt 

2 cups (approx.) vegetable oil for frying 

Confectioners’ sugar  


  1. Combine figs and orange juice in small saucepan and heat to a boil. Cover and simmer until figs have softened, about 15 minutes. Remove figs from pan; drain well. Whisk milk and egg together. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until mixture is smooth. Heat oil in heavy deep skillet or saucepan over medium heat until hot enough to sizzle and brown a crust of bread. Using tongs, dip figs into batter, turning to thickly coat. Fry 1 or 2 fritters at a time in hot oil until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Drain fritters briefly on paper towels, then transfer to wire rack and sprinkle generously with confectioners’ sugar. Serve warm.

Recipe source: Fig Heaven© 2011 by Marie Simmons

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 154
  • % Calories from Fat 40%
  • Fat 7
  • Cholesterol 19
  • Protein 2
  • Carbohydrates 21
  • Fiber 2
  • Iron 1
  • Sodium 43
  • Calcium 46
  • Potassium 138