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Catholic Recipe: Fig Swirl

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 Fig Newtons, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 quart coffee ice cream, slightly softened

Details

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes, and freezing time

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+

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Tradition associates figs with St. Rita. As she lay dying, she asked a friend to bring her two figs from her garden. Although it was not the season for figs, her friend ran to the garden, and found two ripe figs on an otherwise barren tree. This ice cream dessert is as easy as it is delicious.

DIRECTIONS

Cook fig cookies and light cream over low heat until well blended. Add chopped peanuts and peanut butter; cool. Fold into ice cream. Freeze until firm. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965