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Apricot fig newtons with a splash of orange


  • Apricot Fig Newtons with a Splash of Orange
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Recipe type:
Appetizer
Number of serving:
4 servings
Preparation:
20 min
Cook time:
30 min
Ready in:
50 min
Difficulty:
Very Easy

Ingredients

For the Dough
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour soaked overnight in 1 cup of homemade or plain yogurt.
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 tablespoons orange zest
For the Filling
- 5 dried figs
- 5 apricots
- 3 tablespoons honey
- the juice of 1/2 an orange

Preparation

Step 1

For the Filling:
Peel the apricots. Bring a pot of water to a full rolling boil. Place the apricots in the boiling water for 30 - 40 seconds. If your apricots are ripe their peel should slide right off.

Step 2

Once the peel has been removed, remove the pit and dice the apricots. In a small pan, heat the apricots and 2 tablespoons of honey. Heat through until the apricots break down. About 5 minutes. In a food processor blend the figs, apricots, juice of 1/2 of an orange and 1 tablespoon honey.

Step 3

Dough:
The next day after soaking, stir in the maple syrup, butter and orange zest. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Step 4

Assembly:
Divide chilled dough into 4 partsAdd unbleached white flour to dough and work space to prevent sticking. Roll out 1 part of the dough into a 10 x 4 inch rectangle, ¼ inch thickSpread ¼ of the filling evenly down the right side (lengthwise) of the rectangle.

Step 5

Fold the dough in half resulting in a 10 x 2 inch barPinch to close. Repeat with 3 remaining parts of dough and fillingTransfer each bar to a parchment lined baking stone.

Step 6

Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Cut bar every 2 inches to form the fig newtonsThey were so delightful with a slight splash of orange!

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