Today we’re making homemade fig newtons that will redefine what fig newtons should taste like. In one of my recent blog posts, I shared about the time I dug up my friend’s fig plant from her yard. I did that while attending her house-warming party. If you’re curious about that story, you can find it here. That was many years ago, and now that little plant is a huge fig tree that I treasure. Come late Summer, the tree is loaded with delectable figs that I use to make many wonderful treats.
One of my favorite things to make with the figs is fig preserves. Every year I send many jars to my siblings and other relatives to enjoy. At some point in Fall, I end up making these yummy fig newtons to share with my friends. This year is no exception. You can also substitute strawberry fig preserves as a filling.
One little warning before you start. This dough can be a little difficult to work with. It has a tendency to stick to the rolling pin, so generously flour your working surface to keep the dough from sticking. Although these fig newtons may not look perfect, or store-bought, I promise that their taste will not disappoint!