Aside from the fact that I always thought it was piggy pudding in that song, I have no clue what figgy pudding is but I wish I did because I have a PLETHORA of figs in my backyard. My fig tree is just about ripe and I don't know what to do with them all!
Last year was the first year we had a "harvest." I made a feeble attempt to make fig preserves. I remember my grandmother used to make them and there was nothing better in the summertime than a piece of bread buttered and toasted in the oven with a pile of figs on top. My preserves, however, could have been shot out of a missile and used to obliterate a small country. Hard as a rock. I still don't know what I did wrong. I really really want some fig preserves. Can anyone clue me in?
But we did find one amazing recipe and I have to pass this along. Andy brought in a basket full of figs earlier today...said the rest of them should be ready for pickin' in a couple of weeks. But he made this incredible appetizer. I lucked out when I went to the store earlier and found blue cheese, Gorgonzola and Roquefort on sale for super cheap. I stock piled. So if you come to dinner at my house anytime in the next 8 months, expect this dish.
I would have taken a picture but I turned around to get my camera and it was all gone and everyone was licking their chops. It's that good.