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Fig Nut Paste

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Something of a cross between fruit preserve and nut butter, this crunchy fig nut paste makes for a healthier alternative that you can spread on bread or even bake in mini tarts.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 jars

Ingredients
120g fresh figs
100g walnuts
100g almond flakes
1 orange
˝tsp cocoa powder
2 ˝tsp honey
200ml almond milk

Method



fig nut paste


Chop the nuts, and toast for five minutes under the grill.



fig nut paste


Chop the figs, peel the orange, and mix with the nuts, cocoa powder, milk, and honey.



fig tarts


Simmer for 5 minutes in a saucepan until soft.



fig nut paste


Pour the mixture into a food processor and blend (how long you blend depends on how crunchy or smooth you want the paste to be).
If any excess liquid remains, put back on the heat until it has reduced.



fig nut paste


Jar the fig nut paste or use as a filling to make tarts.



fig tarts


Categories
#Figs
#Fig
#Nuts
#Nut
#Fruit
#Walnuts
#Almonds
#Preserves
#Condiments
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