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Fig Bread
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4.2 from 31 votes

Fresh Fig Bread

My little ones love mashing up the figs and I love having their helping hands in the kitchen.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fig Bread
Servings: 8
Calories: 380kcal
Author: Stacy Lyn

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup butter room temperature plus more for preparing pan
  • 1 cup sugar plus 3 tablespoons for seasoning pan
  • 1 cup ripe figs
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir the flour, baking soda and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla extract together and set aside.
  • Butter a 9x5x3inch loaf pan. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of sugar in the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl use an electric hand mixer to cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the butter while mixing continuously.
  • Mix dry ingredients into the batter until just incorporated.
  • Mash figs with a fork so that they still have texture. Add figs to the mixture. Fold in the nuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool the bread on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Notes

Excerpt used with permission from Stacy Lyn’s Harvest Cookbook: Cook Fresh Food Every Day of the Year by Stacy Lyn, Gray Forest Publishing, 2017.