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California Fig, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Pizza Crisps
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Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin Roast with Fig Maple Sauce
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Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms Stuffed with California Fig, Bacon, Spinach and Blue Cheese
A stuffed mushroom recipe is an appetizer with roots in the 1980s. Whoever thought that filled mushrooms with cheese and spinach really knew what they were doing. Golden Figs bring a tangy, delicately nutty and sweet taste, whereas Mission Figs bring more of a familiar fruity fig flavor. Both kinds work beautifully with the mushrooms, though we are partial to...
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bacon wrapped figs
Bacon-Wrapped Figs with Goat Cheese Dip + Maple Snakebite Glaze
Easy appetizers start with bacon wrapped figs. Figs wrapped in bacon with goat cheese have it all—sweet-savory-tangy-spicy. We’ve got a few tips including goat cheese dip to take this classic appetizer over the top. Bacon Prep There are many ways to prepare bacon. The one we turn to here is to cook it is one of the easiest too and...
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Instant Pot Bacon Jam Appetizer with Dried Figs
Instant Pot Bacon Jam Appetizer with Dried Figs
Let’s talk for a moment about our favorite ways to say sayonara to the year that was and to welcome the New Year. Something bubbly is always a good idea and this year instead of focusing on a lavish sit-down dinner, we are all about delightful bites and planning out a charcuterie board menu, brimming with different cheeses too. A...
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bacon wrapped figs
Bacon Wrapped Figs with Cream Cheese Tartlets
Bacon wrapped figs with cream cheese is the inspiration behind these tempting tartlets. The cream cheese is spiced, savory, and a little bit sweet. The bacon adds a salty bit of crunch as the mission figs really complete the hors d’ouevre.  Fig Appetizers with Bacon Our new favorite appetizer also happens to be one of those that’s ready in less...
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pulled pork sandwich with fig BBQ sauce
Fig Chipotle Barbecue Sauce: 1 Fig Sauce, 6 Ways to Use It
When it comes to summer, we don’t feel like cooking, or is it just turning on the oven? Here’s an idea: make one batch of BBQ Fig Sauce to use as the basis for what to cook the rest of the week. Our Fig Chipotle Barbecue Sauce is sweet, smoky, and a bit spicy and a fig fan favorite. Homemade...
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May Fig Focus Newsletter
Memorable Ideas for Memorial Day Planning on gathering with friends and family this weekend? We’ve pulled together delicious dishes and categorized for you. Find ideas for appetizers, salads, burgers, and desserts with Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice Figs. Appetizers Burgers Side Dishes Sweet Things...
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four cheese balsamic fig tart flambe pizza
Four Cheese Balsamic Fig Tart Flambe Pizza
Figs on pizza isn’t exactly a new thing in pizzerias, but perhaps, a modern classic. In the hands of pizzamaker, award-winning cookbook author, and culinary instructor, Peter Reinhart, fig pizza takes a whole new turn with his Four-Cheese Balsamic Fig Tart Flambe. The pizza was selected as a finalist in the California Milk Advisory Board’s 2023 Pizza Contest, held in...
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roasted chicken thighs and potato fennel and figs
Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs and Potatoes with Fennel and Figs
Cooking during the weeknights requires a certain kind of finesse. Sheet pan chicken thighs and potatoes work with you. Using one pan, chicken thighs and potatoes roast with fennel and figs for a hearty dinner that serves four. Cook Smart To start, you’ll crank up the oven to high heat—this will help the veggies roast and potatoes get that golden...
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fig devils on a horseback recipe
Fig Devils on Horseback Recipe
A devils on horseback recipe is one of those appetizers that’s incredibly easy and once served, gone without minutes. Most of the time a devil on horseback recipe involves dates but we think you will love the swap of figs. Devil in a Horseback Recipe: Retro Appetizer with a Twist This retro appetizer gives an intense performance at cocktail hour:...
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Fig and Pomegranate Jam
Mission Fig and Pomegranate Jam
The earthy jammy sweetness of mission figs is the perfect partner to tart and sweet pomegranates. They combine in a fig and pomegranate jam that is great on toast and so much more. Fig Flavor Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Mission Figs are our pick for this tangy jam, but you could also try our Golden Figs for a...
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