Figs are harvested in Georgia from mid-June to mid-October. Figs are very perishable, so if you do not eat them within a few days, they need to be preserved. Figs are also available commercially dried and canned.
One medium-sized, fresh fig averages 37 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates and about 2 grams of fiber. A dried fig is typically 48 calories and 12 grams of carbohydrates. Canned figs tend to be smaller, so each one only has about 25 calories and 6 grams of carbohydrate.
3 Tablespoons light margarine
3 Tablespoons honey
2 teaspoon vanilla
Frozen or plain yogurt to serve (optional)
- Rinse the figs clean and pat them dry. Trim off and discard any excess stem and cut the figs in half lengthwise. Set them aside.
- In a medium frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the honey and gently stir it into the butter. When the mixture is fully combined add vanilla, set the figs, cut side down, in the honey butter mixture and cook, shaking the pan now and again to keep the figs from sticking and spooning the butter-honey over the tops of the figs, until everything is bubbling and the figs are starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
- Serve figs hot or warm, along with frozen or plain yogurt
Nutrient Analysis, per serving: 129 calories, 19g. carbohydrate, 6g. fat, 2mg. sodium
Recipe from Susan Howington, Henry County Extension Coordinator, UGA Extension