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Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles

July 21, 2016
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

Fresh fig season is here!  

If you’ve never enjoyed fresh figs before, you are seriously missing a wonderful treat.  Contrary to the dried fig mixture in that ever popular Fig Newton cookie that we all know and love, fresh figs are mild and elegant and a beautiful addition to any dish.  

I found a beautiful approach to combine fresh figs and yogurt and ended up discovering a great way to preserve the delicate shelf life of those tasty figs….

 

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

Fig Pops!  

Store-bought greek yogurt combined with sliced almonds and those beautiful fresh figs create a perfect breakfast bar that packs a powerfully nutritious punch.  Not to mention, a beautiful presentation.  And my motto is if it looks beautiful, it’s sure to taste beautiful 

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Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

These Black Mission Fig and Almond Pops only took me 15 minutes to prepare and get into the molds.  I froze them overnight and they were perfect for the next morning’s breakfast.  

I think they would be a great dessert bar too!

 

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

I started by slicing the figs into thin slices.  All shapes and sizes will work in the popsicle mold, so make sure to use the ends too.  I used this popsicle mold which was extremely easy to handle.  The molds are clear plastic making it simple to see the ingredients from the outside while building.  The white plastic tops/sticks are sturdy and easy to snap into the tops, ensuring a tight seal.  

 

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

Add a heaping tablespoon of greek yogurt to the mold and press into the bottom.  Using the back of the spoon on the way up, I added a thin layer of yogurt to the sides to help the figs stick once in place.  

 

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

Next is a layer of sliced almonds

 

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

Followed by two to three sliced figs pressed up against the sides

 

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

Fill the mold with the rest of the yogurt and tamp down on a hard surface to release any air pockets.  Add more yogurt and almonds and fill to the top.  I also added a few more sliced figs here and there if there was extra space.

 

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

Freeze for at least four hours or overnight and, Voila!

Figgy heaven on a stick.

 

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicles - These are the perfect summertime treat!

Seriously so good!  

You’ve go to try it….. Here’s the recipe for ya!

Black Mission Fig and Almond Popsicle
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 16 oz. container greek yogurt (I used honey vanilla flavored)
  2. 6 fresh figs (I used black mission), sliced
  3. 8 oz. sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Working with your popsicle molds, add about a tablespoon of yogurt to the bottom, which is eventually the top once frozen
  2. Add a layer of sliced almonds
  3. Add a few slices of figs, pressing to the outside of the mold
  4. Fill the mold with additional yogurt to the fill line, adding more almonds and figs as desired
  5. Freeze for at least four hours or overnight for best results
Adapted from Inspiration
Adapted from Inspiration
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