Honey and fig Christmas cake slice on a plate

Dried fig 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.

35 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This traditional Christmas cake is the perfect combination of fruit, nuts and spices

4 hrs
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This sophisticated cake is gently spiced and full of treacly flavours from dried figs and muscovado sugar, finished with a cream cheese icing

1 hr and 10 mins
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10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Healthy
13 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

4 hrs
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

15 mins
Easy
7 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
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282 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

No gluten, no wheat - just plenty of Christmassy flavour

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
59 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

You can make this Christmas cake right at the last minute. The decorating makes a fun holiday project for the kids

4 hrs and 15 mins
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20 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

A treat when freshly baked and spread with butter, then try it toasted for breakfast the next day

2 hrs and 40 mins
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17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of autumnal fruits in this refreshing and nourishing salad - make a batch and eat during the week

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegan
20 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Get a head start on Christmas with James Martin's make-ahead pudding

6 hrs and 45 mins
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