Crispy California Fig and Almond Rolls

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Quick Facts

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 35 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 60 min.
A cup of coffee, these mildly sweetened cookies, and a good book—the perfect way to spend a relaxing weekend afternoon.


  • 1 cup finely chopped dried California figs
  • 1/2 cup almond-flavored liqueur
  • 1 Tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 10 sheets phyllo dough, thawed
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 Tbs almond paste
  • 3 Tbs slivered almonds, toasted


  • Stir figs, liqueur, lemon juice, and cinnamon together in small saucepan. Heat to boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, until liquid has all evaporated. Set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unroll phyllo dough and cover with a damp cloth. Place one sheet of dough on a lightly floured board and brush lightly with melted butter. Fold in half to form a square and brush again with butter.
  • Place a rounded tablespoon of fig mixture diagonally across center of each square, then, crumble and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of almond paste over figs along with a few slivered almonds.
  • Fold one corner over filling, then fold in sides; roll tightly from folded corner. Arrange on baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, butter, and filling to make ten pastries.
  • Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 207
  Calories from Fat 69 (33%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(4%)Cholesterol 12mg
(4%)Sodium 94mg
(4%)Potassium 133mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 9g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(5%)Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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