Berry Buckle with Cinnamon California Figs

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Berry Buckle with Cinnamon California Figs

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  • 1 cup Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mixed fresh berries raspberries, blackberries and blueberries
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar


  • Adjust oven rack to lower middle position. Preheat oven to 350º. 
  • Stem Figs and cut into small, blueberry-sized pieces, about 1/3-inch. Place in a bowl. Mix 2 teaspoons sugar with cinnamon. Sprinkle on Figs and toss to coat. Set aside.
  • Drizzle oil in bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Scatter butter pieces in pan with oil. Place in oven for 2 minutes or until butter melts. Remove pan from oven and swirl gently to mix oil and butter.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together flour, ½ cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Slowly whisk in milk and vanilla. Spoon batter into pan in an even layer over butter mixture. Sprinkle Figs and any remaining cinnamon-sugar evenly over batter. Scatter berries over Figs. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons sugar over berries.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown and cake is set. Remove from oven. Serve warm or cool with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.


Photo: Lorelle Del Matto.

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