Figs in Nightgowns

by Jenny Peterson on July 17, 2012

in Recipes from the Garden

It’s Day 2 of Fig-A-Palozza here on J. Peterson Garden Design! We’ve had such a bumper crop this year that the Hunky Foreman and I have been busy researching and testing fig recipes. And today, may I introduce to you Figs in Nightgowns? We thought the name was so funny, we had to try it. It’s super easy, and I whipped up a batch for our neighbors, Sherry and Jacque. Then my boys stopped by and they loved them, too. Here’s the skinny:

Figs in Nightgowns

Ingredients

Fresh figs (as many as you need or want to eat)

Equal parts Nutella and plain yogurt

Mix the Nutella and yogurt together in a bowl until smooth.

The original recipe called for 1/2 cup of each, which was enough to coat about 30 figs. Wash and dry your figs, and then, holding them by the stem, dip them carefully into the mixture. I tried to dip them almost all the way up, at least halfway. Now put them on a plate lined with waxed paper and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve them. I refrigerated mine about 2 hours.

These will keep for a few days in your fridge, but do try to eat them up pretty soon. Figs don’t have a long shelf life once they’re ripe and picked, so plan your recipes ahead of time! This recipe was a big hit with everyone, but if you only need a dozen or so for a few people, then decrease your Nutella/yogurt quantities to about 1/4 cup each. We had a lot of the mixture left over, which, by the way, was delicious all by itself. Happy Fig eating!

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Linda July 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Yumm….I love this idea. So easy, yet so unique. Your photos are very tempting!!

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