Dried fig recipes are delicious, healthy. It can make your regular busy day colorful. They fulfill your unique taste and keep you healthy!

I am Ismoth Jahan from MyOrganicBD, a cooking hobbyist (have a black belt in cooking) with three years of experience writing helpful articles.

Festivals are knocking on our door, and after a long, busy year, it’s time to revive your old baking hobby. What can be better than a calm holiday and cooking dessert for the children and families? If you are thinking of making something sweet but want to avoid harmful sugar, dried fig recipes fit perfectly!

After roaming around the whole internet, here are the best three recipes you can make without much hustle. (We improve it) This article will include the ingredients, methods, and other necessary steps for cooking.

Let us start.

Why should you choose Dried Fig?

First, let’s discuss some good reasons to make dried fig appetizers. Figs contain a good amount of natural sugar and decrease insulin requirements to help reduce blood sugar, making it healthier than white sugar. 

Dried figs do not have a strong aroma, so their sweetness won’t impart any additional flavor to your dish. It allows you to use it as a natural sweetener for any dessert you want. 

With its ability to aid digestion and decrease glucose absorption rate, it combines amazingly with the high-GI ingredients of the recipe. GI, or glycemic index, is a scale that indicates how fast a food increases the blood sugar level. High GI foods are usually bad for the health and may cause diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Want to learn about the benefits of dried figs? Check the 13 secrets of dried fig that keep you healthy.

Organic Dried Fig Cookie

Dried Fig Recipes 1: Halloween fig cookies

If you plan to make some cookies with dried figs for Halloween, why not have some fun with the shape and design of the cookies? You can add peanut eyes and mouth to shape a cute ghost! But for that, let’s go through the easy process of making Halloween fig cookies first. The recipe is inspired from Turkish cooking

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Butter 125-gram  
  • Honey ½ cup
  • Baking soda 1 tablespoon
  • Flour 3 cups
  • Cinnamon 1 tablespoon
  • Dried fig 3
  • Ground walnut ½ cup
  • Peanuts

Preparation steps:

Step 1: Cut the organic dried fig into small pieces.

Step 2: Pour the honey into a saucepan and heat it to mid-temperature. 

Step 3: Add baking soda and keep starting until it forms bubbles.

Step 4: Take a large bowl and add butter, baking soda mixture, cinnamon, dried fig and start mixing.

Step 5: Add the flower slowly and mix it firmly to make a dough.

Step 6: Make the cookie shape in a baking tray with wax paper. Add peanuts and any topping you like for decoration.

Step 7: Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180 degrees C.

Dried Fig Cake

Dried Fig Recipes 2: Sugar-free dried fig cake

If you want to try a classic dried fig dessert recipe, baking a dried fig cake can be an excellent and easy option. Here is a dried fig cake recipe I found on the internet, but I improve it healthier by using honey instead of sugar. Follow the instructions to make Sugar free dried fig cake!

Ingredients you will need:

  • Dried figs 1 pound
  • Buttermilk ½ cup 
  • Honey ½ cup 
  • Unsalted butter softened ½ cup 
  • Eggs 2
  • Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon 
  • Chopped walnuts 1 cup 
  • All-purpose flour 1 ½ cups
  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon 
  • Salt 1 teaspoon 
  • Baking soda ½ teaspoon 
  • Ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon 
  • Ground cloves ¼ teaspoon

Preparation steps:

Step 1: Boil the dried fig in the saucepan for 5 min in low heat. Keep the boiled water and softened dried fig separately.

Step 2: Mix flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves into a big mixing bowl. Cut the figs into small pieces.

Step 3: Add buttermilk and honey to the first mixing bowl.

Step 4: Beat honey and butter in an electric mixer and keep beating until it becomes foamy. Add eggs and vanilla flavor and keep mixing. Add the whole thing to the first mixing bowl and stir firmly.

Step 5: Pour the mixture into a pan and bake it in a preheated oven at 175 degrees C. Use a toothpick to check if the baking is done.

Dried Fig Jam

Recipes 3: Dried fig jam recipe

When thinking of making dishes from dried figs, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Obviously, it is “The dried fig jam!” (We kept it in the third place on our list for suspense). So, how to make fig jam from dried figs? The best way to make a dried fig jam recipe is the simplest one.

Here is a dried fig recipe that is as simple as it can get. Using brandy might make it interesting. Or just use water if you do not want alcohol in your jam.

Ingredients you will need:

  • Organic dried fig 250 grams
  • Sugar 1 cup/honey ⅔ cup
  • Brandy/port wine ½ cup (optional, Muslim must avoid this ingredient) 
  • Lemon juice 3 tablespoons
  • Water ½ cup

Preparation steps:

Step 1: Mix organic dried fig, sugar, brandy (optional), water, and lemon juice in a saucepan and cook it for 7 minutes mid-heat.

Step 2: Separate the dried fig and syrup from the saucepan and process the dried fig in a food processor.

Step 3: Add the processed dried fig to the saucepan and pour the previously separated syrup. Cook it for 3 minutes while stirring firmly with a wooden spoon.

Step 4: The jam is prepared! After the jam cools down, store it in a glass jar. You can keep it in the fridge for a longer shelf life. 


Can I eat dried figs every day?

Yes. You can eat dried figs daily, but not more than 2-3. Dried figs contain high fiber that may cause digestive issues if you eat too many.

When should I not eat dried figs?

If you have diabetes or an allergy to dried figs, you should not eat it. People on blood thinning medication should also avoid dried figs.

How do you eat dried figs?

A common way to use dried fig is to soak it overnight before consumption. You can also make dried fig desserts, cakes, biscuits, jams, and many other dishes with dried figs.

Packing up

The dried fig recipes we provided here are very easy and versatile. With some cooking knowledge, you can quickly adapt and customize the recipe according to your taste. Whatever dish you choose, dried fig jam, cake, or cookies. They are a wholesome and delightful way to add flavor to your holidays. 

Do you need some dried figs for those delicious recipes? I got mine from here- BSD Organics Foody Dried Fig

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