Old-fashioned Fig NewtonsFrom juels 8 years ago
- FOR DOUGH: shopping list
- 3 cups all-purpose flour shopping list
- 1/2 cup sugar shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. salt shopping list
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder shopping list
- 3/8 tsp. baking soda shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon shopping list
- 12 tbsp. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into pieces shopping list
- 4 eggs, divided shopping list
- FOR FILLING: shopping list
- 2 cups figs, chopped (can use dried) shopping list
- 1 cup orange juice shopping list
- 1 cup apple juice shopping list
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon shopping list
- 4 tbsp. sugar shopping list
- 1 tsp. orange peel, or zest of 1 orange shopping list
How to make it
- FOR DOUGH:
- Combine the dry ingredients in a lg. bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter pieces until the dough is sandy loooking.
- Whisk 3 eggs together and add to the dough. Mix to combine. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- FOR FILLING:
- Combine all the filling ingredients in a saucepan or skillet and cook over medium heat until all the liquid is absorbed by the figs and the mixture is thick. Stir during cooking.
- Let the filling cool slightly, then puree in a food processor until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to bake.
- Note* : for an easier version, sub the filling with 2 cups of fig preserves.
- When ready to bake, heat the oven to 375F. Make an egg wash by whisking the remaining egg with 2 tsp. of water.
- Divide the dough into 3 equal parts. On a lightly floured surface roll out each portion of dough into a rectangle, about 1/8 inch thick. Work with 1 portion of dough at a time. Cut the dough lengthwise into strips, at least 2 1/2 inches wide.
- Paint around the edges of each strip with egg wash. Spoon the fig filling down the center of the strip and then fold the dough over to enclose the filling (refer to pictures).
- Place the tubes, seam side down, on the greased (or lined with parchment paper) cookie sheet. Press down lightly to flatten. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
- Brush the newtons with the egg wash and bake until light golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Let cool, then cut with a sharp knife into 1-inch pieces.
The Cookjuels Clayton, NC
The Rating19 people
Sure looks good.Zillachefzilla in Hope loved it
Looks great!! High Five to ya!
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