Dried figs El Pajarero


Dried figs are one of those foods that hide more secrets behind their simple appearance and their sweet flavor. They are full of nutrients and some properties capable of improving the health of anyone.

This fruit is an essential element if you want to enjoy a healthy diet in every sense of the word.


Nutritional values of dried figs

Here is where the real secret of figs can be found. The sweet and tasty substances that can be found in these fruits, are excellent to balance your diet and make it a lot healthier. For starters, the high concentration of fiber in this food is very high, it’s hard to find any other fruit that offers so much fiber in such a direct way. Selenium is one of the most present minerals in a fig.

Flavonoids are elements capable of protecting the organism from many illnesses, they can be found very concentrated in this little fruit capable of making them anyone’s favorite. Nonetheless, very few know that figs are one of the fruit that contain the most calcium, another reason that just by itself makes its consumption recommendable.


El Pajarero dried figs. Box.

Beneficial properties for your health

Fiber, calcium, selenium and many other elements are necessary to have a healthy diet, and the protagonists of these elements are figs. Now, the presence of these substances offers countless healthy qualities that must be taken into account. In these we can mention: 


1) It’s excellent to have a great energy level due to its high carb count and how easy it is to assimilate.


2) They are practically fat-free, which makes them a perfect food to keep body weight in check.


3) Its consumption favors elimination of toxins generated by other food and it also prevents some kinds of cancer thanks to its high antioxidant concentration found in its pulp.


4) Lastly, its calcium content is excellent to strengthen bones in the body, scaring away degenerative illnesses like artrosis.


In conclusion, consuming dried figs is a gift, not only for your health but for your palate, and so they should be a part of everyone’s diet.


Dried fig pie with goat cheese, balsamic vinegar, honey and brown sugar


Today we bring you an amazing savoury plate: Dried fig pie with goat cheese, balsamic vinegar, honey and brown sugar. It's truly delicious!


Here in Higos el Pajarero we love to cook. We're always searching to create new sweet or savoury recipes that contribute to your diet and bring the nutrients you need.


This dried fig and goat cheese pie is perfect for autumn, easy to prepare and it contains very few ingredients. It's hard to imagine how all the ingredients combined can become this delicacy. Its flavor will surprise you.


What do you need for this pie?


  • 1 Short pastry
  • 12 dried figs El Pajarero
  • 1 Goat cheese roll
  • 200ml of cream
  • 100ml of balsamic vinegar
  • One spoonful of honey
  • 1 spoonful of brown sugar
  • Some rosemary leaves (it's better if they are fresh)


Let's make it!


First, bake the short pastry. Once in its mold, cut the remaining edges with a wooden utensil. To avoid it rising, and most of all so it stays even, we suggest that before putting it in the oven you place some baking paper over the pastry and cover it with chickpeas. The recommended temperature is 180 degrees celsius. Bake it for approximately 20 minutes. Although, this may vary depending on the pastry and the oven you are using. That's why it's important to keep an eye on it.


While the base for our pie is baking, cut 12 dried figs El Pajarero into half.

We suggest that for this recipe you rehydrate the figs. This is optional but recommendable.

An easy and fast way of doing it is once you've cut the figs in half, introduce them in hot water or even boil them for a short time. If you do it in your microwave in 2 or 3 minutes you will have the figs rehydrated and ready to be included in the recipe. If you have more time you can rehydrate them in cold water.


Once you have the figs ready, cut the goat cheese in medium slices and put them aside with the figs.

Meanwhile, beat two eggs and mix them with the 200 ml of cream. Add salt and pepper to your liking.

Cover the insides of the pastry with this mixture.

Afterwards, put the goat's cheese and the figs and bake them again at 180 degrees celcius for another 30 minutes approximately.


In the meantime, let's make the sauce. Add a spoonful of brown sugar, a spoonful of honey and 100 ml of balsamic vinegar into a small pan or saucepan, stir in low heat until dense.


Once we take the pie out of the oven, we can put the rosemary leaves (fresh or dried). Finally, we add the sauce of balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and honey. It gives it the perfect touch.


What did you think? Dare to try it?

We're excited to try different variations of this pie, we're sure more ideas will come up. :-)


We hope you will add this recipe to your usual ones. Incorporating the benefits of dried figs in your plates will bring you many advantages. Here you can read more information.

We'll keep innovating to bring out the best recipes. In the meantime, here you'll find many of them, sweet or savory.


See you soon!