My family's beach house has a giant fig bush out front. Every summer there is a massive fig harvest, and no one knows exactly what to do with the figs--other than make fig jam. One (extended) family can only eat so much fig jam... In preparation for this year's trip, I decided to try to make fig turnovers. (Well, that and my mom gave me some leftover figs she had from baking.) Here are the figs:
The first step was to create the filling. To do this I used my magic bullet to combine cream cheese (leftover from making cheesecake strawberries), raw cane sugar, and the figs. The filling was still chunky when I stopped blending, but if you wanted, you could blend it until creamy.
Then I copped out. Instead of making my own dough, I used cresent rolls that come in a tube. I rolled out the dough into the pre-cut triangles. After placing about a tablespoon of filling on each triangle, I rolled up the cresents into their traditional shape and placed them in the oven. I baked them at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes. Here they are going into the oven:
And after they came out:
The turnovers browned nicely (thanks to the pre-made dough, not me) and had a great texture (again, no thanks to me). The filling complemented the rolls well, but was nothing amazing. I won't be recommending this recipe as a way to use figs at the beach this summer. The filling, however, made a great spread on top of bagels for breakfast for the next week.