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Fig Bread Recipe with a Nip of Grand Marnier

I love growing figs, and when I'm not making preserves, I make this bread to save them.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fig bread, fig bread recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Chloe Tuttle


  • 1/2 pound ripe figs* stemmed and chopped or mashed (1/2 cup mashed figs)
  • 1 Tablespoon Grand Marnier or knock-off orange liqueur like Grand Gala or Harlequin
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn oil
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts reserve ¼ cup to sprinkle on top of the loaves


  • Spray 3 or 4 mini-loaf pans with baking spray with flour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Wash the figs and remove stems. Chop or mash figs and stir in the Grand Marnier; let stand 15 minutes.
  • Whisk egg in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and oil.
  • In another large mixing bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Measure ½ cup of the fig-Grand Marnier mixture and stir this into the egg mixture. Mix wet and dry ingredients until combined.
  • Stir in chopped nuts, reserving a few to sprinkle on the loaves.
  • Pour batter into 2 small well-greased loaf pans. Fill only ½ full. Do not overfill.
  • Sprinkle reserved nuts on top and bake at 350º F for 35-45 minutes or until a straw inserted into the center comes out clean. This is a moist bread and tends to cook slowly in the middle. If straw is still sticky and the tops of the loaves are brown, lay a piece of aluminum foil on top of the loaves, shiny side down, for the last few minutes of baking. This bread will look done before it is done.
  • Cool in pan 5 min, then invert onto a drying rack. Bread can be frozen for a month.


Yield: 3-4 mini loaves
*This recipe is great with frozen figs. I just froze ripe figs in zip lock bags. They keep months.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.5mg