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Fig Muffins

January 25, 2012

Chodesh tov!  You know what Rosh Chodesh Shvat means, right?  Tu B’Shvat is coming! I’m super picky about my dried fruits, but I love this holiday.  When we had a ton of dried figs lying around after the Rosh Hodesh, It’s a Girl Thing! meeting this month, I figured I would be creative and do something exciting with them for my Rosh Hodesh Women’s Group!  These fig muffins were a major hit at our group and when my husband tasted one he said “really delicious, that’s what these are!” which, I take to be a good thing.  I made 24 mini muffins and 7 regular muffins, so it would probably yield 18 regular muffins.

Ingredients
12 dried figs
3/4 cup water
2 sticks margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Chop up the figs.  Put into a saucepan along with the water.  Heat over medium heat until the water is mostly gone.  Let cool.

Meanwhile, cream margarine, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.

Mix rehydrated figs with wet ingredients.  Slowely blend in dry ingredients.

Pour into greased muffin tin.  Bake at 375 for 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

These are a perfect Tu b’Shvat treat, or for your next tea party!

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