Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup chopped fresh figs (may substitute 1/2 cup chopped dried figs)

  2. 1 cup raisins

  3. 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder

  5. 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  6. 3/4 teaspoon fresh-grated nutmeg

  7. 1/2 teaspoon allspice

  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  9. 1/2 cup solid shortening (may substitute an equal amount of butter)

  10. 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  11. 2 eggs, beaten

  12. 1/2 cup sour cream

  13. 1/2 cup milk

  14. Optional Glaze:

  15. 1 cup powdered confectioners' sugar

  16. Heavy cream or milk

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a standard loaf pan.

  2. Cover figs and raisins with boiling water and let sit to plump for 15 minutes. Drain thoroughly and pat dry with paper towels.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder , cinnamon , nutmeg , allspice , and salt . Set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar together until it resembles clumpy wet sand. Beat in eggs, sour cream , and milk.

  5. Add flour mixture, half at a time, to the wet ingredients. Blend until smooth and combined. Batter will be thick. Fold in figs and raisins by hand.

  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool to room temperature before slicing to serve.

  7. Optional Glaze :

  8. Add heavy cream or milk to powdered sugar a little at a time, just until it reaches a spreadable consistency. Spread or drizzle on top of cooled loaf.

  9. Yield: 8 servings Fig Raisin Spice Loaf Recipe Photo © 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to, Inc.

  10. Suggested Related Recipes • Fruited 7-Up Cake Recipe • Super Fig Cobbler Recipe • Cakey Fruitcake Recipe • Fruit Wedding Cake Recipe • Kitchen Sink Cake Recipe • Light Fruitcake Recipe


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