Ingredients

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.
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  • Good4U 7 months ago
    Reviewed in IMI by Lunasea
    Juels Old Fashioned Fig Newtons
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    Enthuse2 ate it and said...
    I absolutely loved these! I couldn't see the pictures, so I probably didn't do the dough "right" but they turned out so wonderfully it doesn't matter. They don't taste anything like the store ones, but are ten times better. I had more dough than filling, but I think the ratio worked for me (who doesn't like figs a ton). The fig taste isn't super strong, which I like. Absolutely worth trying!
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  • nnaycats 3 years ago
    I dont see the pictures???
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  • mkusepulos 4 years ago
    I am in the process of making these, and the dough and filling taste very good, but the filling never thickened up fo rme. So, I'm wondering if it is because I didn't use the fig skins...anyone know?
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    MikeC ate it and said...
    I made these last weekend and they are delicious! I used the zest of an orange and the filling was a little to orangy for my taste so I will probably back up on that next time. The dough is very sticky and difficult to work with so my much more patient wife had to step in and do that part. But even she, who doesn't like fresh figs like I do (It's my tree!), liked the Newtons. I definitely recommend these!
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  • zombiefoodie 4 years ago
    The filling made my house smell SO SO good! Dough is in the fridge chilling and I can't WAIT to make these! 30 more mins before assembly LOL
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    grumpybaker ate it and said...
    Great and a unique cookie recipe to fine on these cooking sites. My husband loves the store bought type I am sure he will love these. Little afraid to start making them for that reason...LOL
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    linda2230 ate it and said...
    Oh, Juels, I love figs and I love fig newtons. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I flagged as beautiful, clicked on "yeah" to does this look good and gave it "5" forks. The illustrations are great too! I will try these very soon! Yummie~~~ ;o)
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    karlyn255 ate it and said...
    great recipe
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  • marmay 5 years ago
    I love figs, this looks fantastic!
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    trigger ate it and said...
    By your fresh ingredients list of great wholesome food I can tell these will be far superior to any I have ever tasted.
    I love all the step by steps to you did a marvelous job.
    Flagged as beautiful Five forks and a big happy smile :)
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  • lori4flavor 5 years ago
    I know what I'm gonna be making for my next dessert/snack! Yep...these will do wonderfully! I love figs, and may even try some poppy seed kolachky filling too :) Thanks Julia for this healthy and yummy snack recipe :) ^5 + a beauty flag!
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  • lilliancooks 5 years ago
    These do sound good! I'm not a big fig fan but this could probably be made with an apple filling also!
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    lunasea ate it and said...
    I'm back and here to say I made these last weekend and they are the bomb! I had to share, lest I eat them ALL by myself...ha! But they are a total keeper and I will be making them again and again.

    **11 hours and 16 minutes later update...heh: I used a combination of dried golden Calimyrna figs and dried Black Mission figs and they worked great. I'm eating one right now for breakfast. Thanks for the recipe, Julia hon. Outstanding!!

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    lunasea ate it and said...
    Ohhhh, Julia GF...ohhhhhh. The goofy grin on my face is from finding this recipe and staring for the last 21 hours at your main pic....exploded of course. *sigh*

    I love fig newtons and I can't even imagine how wonderful these must taste...so I will be making these to see first hand. Excellent recipe, great pics...I gave you all the forks and flags I had. I am the gal sitting on your porch steps...looking all hopeful. And holding a sign..."Will Work for Fig Newtons". ;) *hugs* ~Vickie
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    minitindel ate it and said...
    Wow very very nice juels i love it great pictures too
    five plus

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    dragonwings647 ate it and said...
    looks absolutly wounderful. Used to eat fig newtons with my grandmother. These will be fun to make. Thanks for the recipe and memories
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    gagagrits ate it and said...
    WOW, I am soooo impressed. I can't even imagine how good they must be. Your pictures and directions are just amazing, Your my Hero.
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    peetabear ate it and said...
    yum... good job..nice photos...^5
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    " It was excellent "
    goblue434 ate it and said...
    Great Job Juels, These Look & Sound Incredible!
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