California Fig Honey Nests
Figs with honey are a classic combination. This phyllo dough dessert of California Fig Honey Phyllo Dough Nests are can't miss.
Servings 12 servings
- 8 ounces Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stems trimmed and figs coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup walnuts finely chopped
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 4 sheets phyllo dough thawed
- 3 tbsp butter melted
- 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.