What to do with leftover dried figs

Dried figs are a great source of sweetness and goodness – packed with vitamins and minerals. While they do keep for a while, find out how you can put any leftovers to good use, and free up your cupboard space.

What to do with leftover dried figs

Recipes using dried figs

How to use leftover dried figs

  • Breakfast smoothie. Soak dried figs and almonds overnight in water or apple juice. The next day, whizz them together with a handful of frozen berries, some porridge oats and milk.
  • Devils on horseback. Soak dried figs in calvados for a few hours, then wrap in smoked streaky bacon and grill until the bacon is crisp. Serve on skewers as a nibble.
  • Pork stuffing. Finely chop dried figs, then mix with chopped hazelnuts, fresh breadcrumbs, a splash of sherry and some fresh thyme leaves. Stuff a pork loin, roll and roast.

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