Start Off Hanukkah With Baked Figs

Sunrise Senior Living  |  December 7, 2012

Hanukkah starts at sundown on Saturday, and you may be wondering what you can prepare for your friends and family to eat. You could warm up with matzo ball soup anytime this season, and you want to make sure whatever you make will please the crowds.

There are a number of appetizers you could serve during your Hanukkah gathering that will not take too much effort, and you can be sure it will be a crowd pleaser.

Taste of Home offers an easy recipe for baked figs, which are sure to have people gathering around the appetizer table for a piece.

Baked Figs
Taste of Home
Makes 18

Ingredients:
3/4 pound dried figs
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup orange liqueur
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup sugar
Whipped cream

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Using a fork, poke holes in each of the figs and place them in an 8-inch square baking dish.

In a separate bowl, whisk orange juice, cloves and orange liqueur. Cover figs in sugar and then pour the juice mixture on top. Reserve some of the mixture.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the figs are tender. Baste with excess juice. Top with whipped cream and serve immediately.