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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: 749 calories, 40g fat (17g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 95g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

Reviews for Mixed Nut 'n' Fig Pie

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 245664
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."

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baristababe User ID: 6052912 118268
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!"

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kimdezh User ID: 3721384 126872
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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