November 23, 2011

Wednesday's Chow - Figgy Pudding

Happy Thanksgiving!  From this week's guest blogger, Debra St. John comes a yummy holiday recipe for Figgy Pudding.

Check out Debra's Panster or Plotter blog HERE.

Figgy Pudding

You probably remember it from the old Christmas song. Figgy pudding is a spice cake-like souffle made with figs and walnuts. It is moist, delicious, and easy to make. In A Christmas to Remember, Heather and Sam enjoy it at the ski resort.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
·         1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
·         2 eggs
·         1 cup molasses
·         2 cups dried figs (about 1 pound), stems removed, chopped fine
·         1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
·         1 cup buttermilk
·         1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
·         2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
·         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
·         2 teaspoons baking powder
·         1 teaspoon salt
·         1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·         1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
·         Garnish: Whipped cream
In an electric mixer, cream the butter until fluffy. Add the eggs and molasses and beat again. Add the figs, lemon peel, buttermilk, and walnuts. Blend 1 minute. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Blend until everything is incorporated.

Grease and flour and 8 by 4-inch souffle dish and pour in the batter. Bake in a 325-degree F. oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Spoon the pudding out onto plates or cut it into wedges. Garnish with the whipped cream.

Yield: 12

A Christmas to Remember: available now from The Wild Rose Press


Linda LaRoque said...

This sounds yummy! I've always wondered what Figgy Pudding was (from the Christmas song) and now I know! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Debra St. John said...

I always wondered, too! It's actually more cake-like than pudding-like.

Skhye said...

WEeeeelll, I always thought it was PIGGY PUDDING. OMG! LOL Thanks for the enlightenment.

Debra St. John said...


Well, there is a Muppet commentary where Miss Piggy gets all upset because she thinks it's "Piggy Pudding"!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

If I can find the figs, I'm going to make this this season!

marybelle said...

I was trying to explain Figgy Pudding to a friend years ago. I will direct her to this post - poste haste.

Debra St. John said...

Hi Anna Kathryn, The recipe is really a simple one...hope you can find the figs.

Marybelle, Hope this helps your friend!