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Double-Nut Stuffed Figs

We have a family member that has diabetes, so dessert can get tricky. These sweet, nutritious stuffed figs keep us all happy. —Bob Bailey, Columbus, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 36 dried Calimyrna figs
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 7 tablespoons agave nectar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Remove stems from figs. Cut an “X” in the top of each fig, about two-thirds of the way down.
  • In a small bowl, combine pecans, walnuts, 3 tablespoons agave nectar, cocoa, cinnamon and cloves; spoon into figs. Arrange in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix pomegranate juice, lemon juice and remaining agave nectar; drizzle over figs. Bake, covered, 20 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 8-10 minutes longer or until heated through, basting occasionally with cooking liquid.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed fig: 98 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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