Gluten-Free Coastal North Carolina Fresh Fig Pudding
´╗┐Gluten-Free Coastal North Carolina Fresh Fig Pudding--- For me, this is the most prized of our family recipes, and one of my very favorite foods. Fig pudding is a local recipe handed down in my family from generation to generation. In fact, we cannot find a time it was not in our family, nor can we find where it originated. It is unlike the other recipes I have found, and is (to me and Dad) one of the most delicious desserts. We have waited anxiously for several weeks for the figs to ripen, and finally we beat the birds before they could eat them! This is a gluten-free modified version of our family recipe! Enjoy! Let's make some fig pudding! INGREDIENTS: 4 cups fresh figs 2 cups canned milk 1 cup sugar 1 stick butter 3 tbsp. gluten-free all purpose flour 1 tbsp. vanilla flavoring 1 egg DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Stem and mash figs. Place butter in a 9 by 13 baking pan, and put in oven until butter is melted. Remove from oven, and pour melted butter over mashed figs. Add sugar, flour, vanilla, egg, and milk to figs and stir thoroughly. Pour fig mixture into 9 x 13 pan (that has been greased by melted butter). Cook until brown (about 45 minutes). VIOLA! We have fresh fig pudding! Serve warm (delicious), or cold (just as delicious). Here's a picture of my dad, Thomas, enjoying our first fig pudding of the year!