Friday, June 5, 2015


36 dried Calimyrna figs
2/3 cup finely chopped pecans
2/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
7 tablespoons agave nectar, divided
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup pomegranate juice

4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350°. Remove stems from figs. Cut an “X” in the top of each fig, about two-thirds of the way down.
In a small bowl, combine pecans, walnuts, 3 tablespoons agave nectar, cocoa, cinnamon and cloves; spoon into figs. Arrange in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, mix pomegranate juice, lemon juice and remaining agave nectar; drizzle over figs. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 8-10 minutes longer or until heated through, basting occasionally with cooking liquid. Yield: 3 dozen.