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Mixed Nut 'n' Fig Pie Recipe

Mixed Nut 'n' Fig Pie Recipe

A hint of orange flavor compliments the figs in this festive dessert. It's a lovely pie for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any occasion.—Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried figs
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups deluxe mixed nuts
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade

Directions

  • 1. Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edges. Line pastry with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 300°.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine figs and water. Cook and stir over low heat until water is absorbed. Remove from the heat; stir in marmalade. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Add the corn syrup, eggs, butter, vanilla and fig mixture; stir in nuts. Pour into crust.
  • 3. Bake at 300° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until set. Cover edges with foil during the last 30 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 4. In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and marmalade; beat until soft peaks form. Serve with pie. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 749 calories, 40 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 148 mg cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 95 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Reviews for Mixed Nut 'n' Fig Pie

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2016

"My husband enjoyed this pie. It is sweet and similar to pecan pie. I used figs from our own tree that I dried using a dehydrator."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"I made this for thanksgiving this year and it was sure a hit! My sister even said it was her new favorite pie! I only had salted butter at home so I gave the mixed nuts a quick rinse instead. I absolutely love the marmalade in this so I used all heaping measurements there :) I'm definitely going to make this a yearly tradition!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2011

"Everyone raved about this pie. Only change I'd make is to the whipping cream. I'd add more orange marmalade or orange extract to it."

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