Tasty Tuesday: Homemade Fig Newtons

Welcome to Couleur Nature’s Tasty Tuesday, a weekly feature on a French recipe—with tantalizing pictures to accompany!

I remember some summers at my grandmother’s house, she would have figs lying out on tables to dry. It was quite the mouthwatering sight: rows and rows of plump figs sitting out in the hot summer sun for days at a time.

Recently I’ve had the luxury of a enjoying a fresh fig, and now I can’t understand why on earth she would have wanted to dry them before eating them–they’re absolutely heavenly when fresh!

 

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Sadly, fig season has been dwindling to an end, and while dried figs may never compare to fresh ones, they’re still quite the treat. Which is why today, I’d like to share this recipe for homemade Fig Newtons (if you’ve never tried them or have no idea what they are, you won’t need to find out after this recipe!).

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