This recipe is the traditional filling used at Christmas time as a filling for Italian cookies but surely could be used for filling puff pastry. Leftovers can be stored in refrigerator in tightly covered container. This recipe can easily be doubled.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 pound dried figs
- 1 orange, zested
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup whiskey
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup maple sugar
Remove stems from figs with scissors. Chop in food processor in batches.
In a non-stick pan, combine chopped figs with orange zest, chocolate chips, whiskey, walnuts, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Heat over medium heat until chocolate melts, stirring frequently. Cool completely.