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The amber-colored Calimyrna, from California, is most common fig grown in the United States. This is the kind we've used in our recipe. Black Mission figs, which are a little less sweet, are also widely available.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2005
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Cook's Notes

Try this spread on crostini with goat cheese, served with cheese on a board with bread and fresh fruit, on toast instead of jelly, or in a peanut-butter sandwich.

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  • sally6202
    2 MAR, 2019
    This was very easy and tasty. The only issue with the recipe is that it says to cover it and simmer it until the water is evaporated and the water is never going to evaporate when the pot is covered. When I made it, I added a little Irish whiskey as I puréed it and it is absolutely delicious! Especially on a nice whole grain bread with some good cheese.
  • Cassie Dawson
    30 DEC, 2012
    perfect! I didn't need to puree, just mashed them in the pot with a fork. SO delicious.

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