Honey and fig Christmas cake slice on a plate

Dried fig recipes

18 Recipes

Dried figs make a delicious snack to enjoy with cheese, or can be incorporated with other fruit and nuts into Christmas cakes, puddings, bread and bakes.

Fig & honey Christmas cake

4.83871

(31 ratings)

This traditional Christmas cake is the perfect combination of fruit, nuts and spices
  • 4 hours
  • More effort

Spiced fig, coffee & hazelnut cake

5

(4 ratings)

This sophisticated cake is gently spiced and full of treacly flavours from dried figs and muscovado sugar, finished with a cream cheese icing
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Dolcelatte-stuffed figs

4.6

(10 ratings)

Simple yet impressive stuffed figs make lovely canapés and only take 15 minutes to make
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Fig, nut & seed bread with ricotta & fruit

4.5

(18 ratings)

Start the day well with this fruit and nut breakfast loaf, spread with cream cheese and topped with orange or apple. It keeps for a month, too
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Figgy Christmas pudding

5

(13 ratings)

A classic that every Christmas table should have. Make ahead and simply steam the puds to reheat on the big day
  • 4 hours
  • Easy

Spanish fig & almond balls

4.75

(4 ratings)

A festive version of Pan de Higo, a dried fig cake that the Spanish traditionally eat with cheese and a drizzle of honey
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Fig & walnut slice

5

(5 ratings)

Looking for something new to go with your favourite cheese? This makes a perfect accompaniment, or a lovely gift
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Fudgy fig roll

3.5

(6 ratings)

The flavours of the traditional biscuit are turned into a Swiss roll, with added nutmeg, cinnamon, banana in the sponge and a touch of fig jam
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Make & mature Christmas cake

4.733335

(180 ratings)

Bake this festive fruit cake in advance of Christmas and feed it regularly with rum, brandy or whisky to build the flavour and keep it moist
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Fruity Christmas stuffing

4

(2 ratings)

Ditch shop-bought and make your own stuffing. This meat-free version is packed with cranberries, clementines, apple, almonds and figs, so it's a real treat for vegetarians
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fruity figgy flapjacks

3.833335

(6 ratings)

These healthier flapjacks are packed with cranberries, sultanas, apricots and nuts, plus they're gluten-free
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

As-you-like-it Christmas cake

4.45283

(53 ratings)

Use your choice of dried fruit, nuts, citrus zest and booze (or even tea) and get your cake made up to six months in advance
  • 5 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Frosty forest cake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

You can make this Christmas cake right at the last minute. The decorating makes a fun holiday project for the kids
  • 4 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Spiced fruit loaf

3.8

(20 ratings)

A treat when freshly baked and spread with butter, then try it toasted for breakfast the next day
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort

Winter fruit salad

4.375

(16 ratings)

Make the most of autumnal fruits in this refreshing and nourishing salad - make a batch and eat during the week
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Vegan Christmas pudding

4.714285

(7 ratings)

Make this vegan Christmas pudding as part of a festive feast, packed with dried figs, raisins, sultanas and a tot of rum. Serve warm with vegan ice cream
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
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