Fig Filling for Pastry

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This recipe is the traditional filling used at Christmas time as a filling for Italian cookies but surely could be used for filling puff pastry. Leftovers can be stored in refrigerator in tightly covered container. This recipe can easily be doubled.


  • 1 pound dried figs
  • 1 orange, zested
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup whiskey
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup maple sugar


Remove stems from figs with scissors. Chop in food processor in batches.

In a non-stick pan, combine chopped figs with orange zest, chocolate chips, whiskey, walnuts, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Heat over medium heat until chocolate melts, stirring frequently. Cool completely.

Prep time: 25 mins / Cooking time: 5 mins / Total time: 30 mins

Serving: 24 / Yield: 2 cups

Calories: 95.1

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