Surprise your Senses with the Rum and Dried Fig Cocktail


On the Figs El Pajarero blog, we want to share with you an easy and delicious recipe for a rum and dried fig cocktail. This drink combines the sweet taste of dried figs with the acidity of the lemon and the intensity of the rum, creating a refreshing and exquisite experience to enjoy on any occasion. Come and try it!


You will see that among the ingredients, we mention fig liqueur. If you haven't prepared it yet, we invite you to do so. We have received many good comments about our recipe. Here you will find the complete recipe for this liqueur :)


Ingredients for two glasses of rum and dried fig cocktail


- 240 ml rum

- 120 ml fig liqueur (here is the recipe.)

- 60 ml lemon juice

- 8 dried figs, rehydrated and chopped

- Ice cubes

- Slice of lime or lemon for garnish (optional)




Start by rehydrating the dried figs by soaking them in water for at least 30 minutes. This will restore their juicy texture and make them easier to chop. Also, as El Pajarero dried figs are small, cutting them into three pieces will be enough.


2. Once rehydrated, chop the dried figs and place them in a bowl.


3. Add the rum, fig liqueur and lemon juice to a bowl with the chopped figs. Mix all the ingredients well until a homogeneous combination is obtained.


4. Fill a cocktail glass to the brim with ice.


5. Pour the rum, fig liqueur and lemon mixture over the ice.


6. If desired, garnish the cocktail with a slice of lime or lemon on the rim of the glass. This will add a fresh and visually appealing touch.


7. Gently shake the cocktail to mix the flavours and enjoy the aroma.


8. Now it's ready to sip! Sip slowly on this exquisite cocktail that combines the tropical flavours of rum and dried figs with the freshness of lime juice.


9. Oh, and the most important point, share it and enjoy it with company :)


This rum and dried fig cocktail is perfect to delight your guests at a special gathering or simply to enjoy on a relaxed evening. The combination of ingredients provides a unique balance of sweetness and acidity, creating an exceptional taste experience.


Remember that the dried figs used in this recipe are from Higos El Pajarero, known for their exceptional quality and flavour. Their juicy texture and natural sweetness are perfectly complemented by the rum and citrus juices.


Feel free to experiment and adapt this recipe to suit your preferences. You can add an extra dash of dried fig liqueur if you prefer it sweeter, or adjust the proportions of the ingredients to get the perfect balance for maximum enjoyment of this cocktail.


We hope you'll try this delicious and refreshing rum and dried fig cocktail recipe. Surprise your loved ones with this unique drink full of intense and exquisite flavours. Cheers!





The fig is a fruit that has been present in the human diet for centuries. Known as a delicacy of the gods, this food is still considered a miracle for all that it provides us with. 


At Higos El Pajarero, as well as offering you natural dried figs of the calabacita variety, we are constantly innovating to offer you products made with our dried figs, and we already have a large number of them (you can see them in the catalogue on our website).


In addition to being versatile and delicious, dried figs are a natural source of important nutrients for our body. In this post we tell you all the nutritional secrets.


First of all, it is important to note that dried figs do not contain many calories. According to the US Department of Agriculture, a raw fig has approximately 32 to 37 calories. 


Vitamins and minerals 


Dried figs also have vitamin K and healthy phytochemicals (plant-based nutrients) and antioxidants (chemicals that can help prevent cell damage).


A raw fig has about 32 to 37 calories, which makes it ideal to include in a healthy and balanced diet. In addition, figs are rich in nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium. These elements are essential for the proper functioning of our body, so it is important to consume them regularly.


Dried figs are also an excellent source of nutrients. In 4 dried figs we can get about 125 calories, but also higher amounts of magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron. In addition, dried figs contain vitamin K and healthy phytochemicals, which are plant-based nutrients and antioxidants that can help prevent cell damage in our body.


Another important aspect of figs is their high natural sugar content. And El Pajarero dried figs are some of the sweetest figs available, as they are of the calabacita variety. This means that we can enjoy this food without having to worry too much about adding processed sugars to our diet. Figs are a healthy and delicious option to satisfy our sweet tooth.


In addition to being a delicious and nutritious food, figs are very versatile in the kitchen.

They can be eaten raw, dried or cooked, and can be used in a wide variety of dishes, from salads to desserts.Fresh figs are also an excellent choice to add to any cheese board, as their slightly sweet taste contrasts and balances perfectly with stronger cheeses.


Here on our blog, you will find a wealth of sweet and savoury recipes.


As we have seen, the fig is a fruit that has been valued for its flavour and nutritional properties for centuries.With its low calorie content, high content of vital nutrients and its sweet, versatile taste, the fig is a food that should be part of any healthy, balanced diet. Whether eaten raw, dried or cooked, figs are not only delicious, but also an excellent choice for our health.


Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy all the benefits of figs in your diet!

Delicious biscuits made of dried figs and wholemeal flour with no added sugar!


Do you love to enjoy a tasty biscuit with a cup of tea or coffee? Today we bring you a special biscuit recipe with a healthy and natural twist: biscuits with dried figs and wholemeal flour. These biscuits are ideal to combine with Greek yoghurt and you'll be surprised how sweet and delicious they are without the need for extra sugar - get ready for a unique and nutritious treat!


These biscuits are not only irresistible, but also nutritious and super easy to prepare. Don't you want to try them?


Why did we choose dried figs and wholemeal flour for our biscuits? First of all, figs are a very good source of fibre, which will help you feel full and keep your blood sugar levels in check. Also, dried figs are very sweet and instead of adding sugar, they add natural flavour and a touch of texture.


On the other hand, wholemeal flour is a healthier option than refined flour as it contains more nutrients and fibre. By using it in this recipe, you ensure that your biscuits are more nutritious and don't affect your blood sugar levels as much. Best of all, the taste and texture of the biscuits are not affected.



- 1 and 1/2 cups El Pajarero dried figs, chopped into small pieces

- 1 cup whole wheat flour

- 1/2 cup melted butter

- 2 eggs

- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

- Pinch of salt


Steps to follow

Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


2. In a large bowl, mix together the wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda and pinch of salt. Make sure they are well integrated.


3. Add the melted butter, eggs and vanilla essence to the flour mixture. Mix well until you obtain a homogeneous dough.


4. Add one cup of chopped dried figs to the batter and mix again to distribute evenly. Reserve the other half cup.


5. Form balls of dough and place them on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper, making sure to spread them a little apart to prevent sticking. Then gently press each ball and decorate with dried fig pieces.


6. Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned on the edges.


7. Remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool completely on the tray before transferring to a cooling rack.



These biscuits are not only great with a cup of coffee or tea, they are also perfect to take with you on the go, to enjoy after the gym, to share with your kids as a snack or to combine with yoghurt for breakfast. You can adjust the amount of dried figs and add other ingredients such as cinnamon, lemon zest or ginger to give them a unique twist.


Dried fig and wholemeal flour biscuits with no added sugar are a healthy and delicious option for those who are looking to take care of their diet and pamper themselves at the same time. With this recipe you can be sure that any temptation to eat something sweet and unhealthy will be forgotten. 


Be creative and experiment with flavours and textures! Get ready to surprise your loved ones and enjoy these delicious biscuits at any time of the day.



Did you know these surprising benefits and curiosities about dried figs?


If not, have you ever thought about including dried figs in your daily diet? In addition to being delicious, these fruits also have medicinal and beneficial properties for the skin. But that's not all, figs are one of the oldest known fruits and have played an important role in many cultures throughout history. In this post, we will tell you what you need to know about the surprising benefits and curiosities of figs.


Medicinal properties


Dried figs have medicinal properties that make them an ally for your health. For example, they are effective in combating constipation thanks to their high fibre content. 


They have also been shown to lower blood pressure and prevent anaemia. In addition, figs contain antioxidants that help prevent cellular ageing. Therefore, including figs in your diet can help you maintain good health.


But that's not all, figs also have beneficial properties for the skin. They contain vitamins C and antioxidants that protect the skin against free radicals and prevent premature ageing.


Figs are a natural source of energy, fibre and B vitamins, vitamin C, A and E and many other minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper and phosphorus, among others. This is why they are so popular with sportsmen and women. They are also easy to take anywhere and eat whenever you feel like it. They are a good snack for any time of the day.


Did you know?


Did you know that in ancient times fig leaves were used to cover the genitals of the biblical figures of Adam and Eve? Yes! It is believed to be a symbol of modesty and protection. In some cultures they were even used to cover the statues of gods and goddesses as a sign of respect. Since then, the fig leaf has become a symbol of modesty and protection in various cultures throughout history. Interesting, isn't it?


Did you know that figs are actually inverted flowers? Yes, as you read it. The fig flower develops inwards, forming a kind of sack that becomes the fruit we know. That's why, when we cut a fig, we can see small seeds that are actually the reproductive organs of the flower.


Figs were a fruit of kings! Already in the time of the Egyptian pharaohs they were served to the royalty on an elegant plate. But beware! Despite their noble status, they can also be dangerous. It is said that an asp hidden in a basket of figs may have caused Cleopatra's death - unbelievable but true! Let's not underestimate the power of these fruits that have been revered for centuries ;)


On the other hand, figs are very versatile in the kitchen. You can enjoy them fresh as a dessert fruit or use them in different recipes, from salads to desserts. They can also be used to make jams, sauces and jams. You can find many recipes right here on our blog :)


Dried figs in history

Figs are one of the oldest known fruits. They are believed to have been one of the first crops domesticated by humans more than 5,000 years ago. For this reason, figs are of great importance in the history and culture of many civilisations.


They are considered a sacred food in many cultures. For example, in ancient Greece, athletes consumed figs to increase their physical and mental endurance. In the Islamic religion, figs are mentioned several times in the Koran and are considered a symbol of blessing and prosperity.


Figs also play an important role in Greek mythology. The hero Heracles, also known as Hercules, is said to have performed one of his exploits by stealing figs from a sacred garden. 


From Jesus to Buddha, the fig tree has been a symbol of fertility, abundance and knowledge in human history. In the Bible, Jesus found a fig tree with no fruit, while in Buddhism, Buddha attained enlightenment under a fig tree. 


Figs are a fruit with a rich history and culture that offers many health and skin benefits. They are also very versatile in the kitchen and can be used in a wide variety of recipes. If you haven't tried figs yet, it's time to start including them in your daily diet!


At Higos El Pajarero we are proud to grow and offer figs of the best quality, full of flavour and beneficial health properties. And now that you know these curiosities, we hope you enjoy this wonderful fruit even more. Thank you for continuing to trust us!




Green salad with dried figs and goat's cheese: fresh, quick and nutritious!
Spring is coming and we feel like eating more salads. They are a healthy and refreshing way to incorporate a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients into our diet.
Salads can be very versatile in terms of flavour combinations and textures. If you're looking for a unique and delicious recipe, here's El Pajarero dried figs with rocket, lettuce varieties, spinach, slivered almonds and goat's cheese. This salad combines the sweetness of the dried figs, the freshness of the greens and the saltiness of the goat's cheese, all with a special dressing of honey and balsamic vinegar. Here are the ingredients and step-by-step instructions for you to prepare at your leisure.

Ingredients for 4 portions

-25 grams of rocket
-50 grams baby lettuce mix
-100 grams of baby spinach
-1 cup of dried figs El Pajarero
-1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
-1/4 cup slivered almonds
-2 tablespoons honey
-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
-1/4 cup olive oil
-Salt and pepper to taste
You can adjust the quantities according to your needs and preferences. 
If you like, you can prepare the dressing a few hours in advance (maximum 24 hours) for a more intense flavour.


1. Wash and dry the rocket leaves, lettuce varieties and spinach. You can use a salad spinner or simply dry them with kitchen paper. Then, mix all the leaves together in a large bowl and set aside.
2. Cut the El Pajarero dried figs into quarters and add them to the salad. Also add the crumbled goat's cheese and slivered almonds. These ingredients will add sweetness and texture to the salad.
3. In a small bowl, combine the honey, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Whisk the ingredients together until well blended and creamy. This honey and balsamic vinegar dressing will add a perfect balance of sweet and sour flavours to the salad.
4. Pour the dressing mixture over the salad and mix well so that all the ingredients are coated. You can use tongs or two spoons to make sure everything is well soaked.
5. Serve immediately and enjoy this delicious El Pajarero dried fig salad with rocket, lettuce varieties, spinach and goat's cheese. This salad is perfect as a main course for a light meal or as a side dish for any occasion.
Salads with cheese and nuts are a great way to introduce more vegetables and fruit into our diet in an easy and delicious way. The real star of this recipe is the El Pajarero dried figs, which provide that characteristic sweetness as well as texture.  
It can be enjoyed as a main dish or side dish, at lunch or dinner. Plus, it's easy to follow, and you can prepare it quickly. 
We know you won't regret adding this El Pajarero dried fig salad to your recipe book. And if you want more recipes with figs, here you will find both sweet and savoury recipes :) 
Enjoy this refreshing salad. Enjoy!

muffins with dried figs


Father's Day is a special day to show dad how much he means to us. And what better way to do that than by preparing a delicious treat together? With this special recipe for wholemeal and dried fig muffins, we're sure you'll surprise him. 


All you need are a few simple ingredients, a little family bonding time and you'll have the perfect recipe for a memorable Father's Day. Let's bake!



It all starts with a few ingredients. You'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 
  • 1/2 cup dried figs El Pajarero, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, 
  • 1/2 cup milk, 
  • 1 egg and 
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil. 


After gathering these ingredients, your family can join in the fun!

Kids will have fun measuring each ingredient while mum, or the older ones in the house, crack the egg into the bowl. Teenagers can learn how to use a mixer to blend all the ingredients into a smooth batter.

And don't forget our secret ingredient: dried figs! Cut them into small cubes and add them to the dough to give it an extra touch of sweetness that everyone will love.


Now let's go through the step-by-step:

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the wholemeal flour, brown sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl, mix the milk, egg and vegetable oil.
  • Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add the dried figs to the batter mixture and mix well.
  • Spoon the mixture into muffin shells and fill them 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a fork inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Allow muffins to cool before serving.


A couple of tips


The brown sugar is optional, as you will add the sweetness with the dried figs, and even more if you add jam :)


Make sure you leave enough room in each muffin tin for the muffins to rise well during baking. Put them in the oven and wait for them to brown (about 20 minutes). Now comes the hard part: let them cool before eating them!


If you wish, you can accompany them with jams, in our blog we have left you the recipe for homemade fig jam, which will combine very well with these delicious muffins.


It will be an experience that none of you will forget. So take advantage of this great opportunity to bond while you all together prepare these special treats for a nice snack, or why not, to surprise him during breakfast.


There is nothing more satisfying than preparing something together with so much love! 


 Happy Father's Day and enjoy!

Enjoy the health benefits of dried figs


Dried figs are a popular dried fruit that have been consumed for thousands of years all over the world. Not only are they delicious, but they are also known for their health benefits. In this article, we'll explore why dried figs are so good for your health and what keeps our half-century-old brand Higos El Pajarero growing.


Nutritional benefits of dried figs

Dried figs are an excellent source of nutrients such as fibre, calcium, iron and potassium. They are also packed with antioxidants, compounds that help protect our bodies against cell damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Studies have shown that dried figs can help reduce cholesterol levels and improve cardiovascular health.



Our brand El Pajarero Figs 

When buying dried figs, it's important to look for a quality brand you can trust.  Higos El Pajarero has been producing top quality dried figs for over 50 years. Our harvesting, drying, processing and packaging process allows all the nutritional benefits of figs to be preserved without compromising on flavour or texture.


We have more and more products on the market with dried figs as the main raw material. All of them created from the demand of the public that consumes them. We are present in more than 20 countries all over the world.



Healthy recipes with dried figs 

As well as being healthy snacks in their own right, dried figs can also be used as ingredients in many recipes and desserts. We invite you to take a look at our blog where you will find both sweet and savoury recipes. For example, you can make delicious homemade jams, you can add them to poultry dishes, in light and quick-to-prepare desserts and you can even make your own liqueur?


You can also make healthy smoothies by combining dried figs with fresh fruits and seeds to keep you satiated until dinner time! 

Finally, if you fancy something sweet for a snack, why not try making some of the cakes or biscuits in our recipe booklet - they're sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!


Dried figs on their own are the perfect snack to give you energy throughout the day! And they're easy to take with you. But they are also delicious in combination :)


In conclusion, there are many reasons why you can enjoy introducing nuts like figs into your daily diet! From helping to lower cholesterol levels to providing essential vitamins and minerals; from being used in delicious recipes to being produced by a well-established brand like Higos El Pajarero; there's no doubt that adding nuts like figs to your diet will give your overall health a boost! 


So why not add something delicious to your life today? We also invite you to try some of our products made with dried figs.





This delicacy of dried figs stuffed with goat's cheese and wrapped in bacon will awaken all your senses. 

The cheese melts into the figs for a melt-in-your-mouth creaminess. And the bacon gives it an unbeatable crunchy texture.


In addition to being a quick and easy recipe, its sweet and sour flavour allows it to pair perfectly with other dishes.

We suggest that you serve it with a base of lamb's lettuce, some cherry tomatoes, small pieces of avocado and season it with extra virgin olive oil and a dash of Modena vinegar.

If you prefer, you can also add a sauce of your choice.


Ingredients for two person

  1. 16 El Pajarero dried figs
  2. 16 pieces of goat cheese
  3. 16 slices of smoked bacon
  4. Lamb's lettuce for the base (quantity of your choice)
  5. 12 cherry tomatoes 
  6. 1 diced avocado
  7. Modena vinegar
  8. Extra virgin olive oil
  9. Pepper
  10. Salt



  1. First of all, prepare a baking dish. You can put parchment paper on it, which will serve as a base for our figs. Turn the oven on and set it at a low temperature, for example 170 degrees.
  2. Once the dish is ready, remove the stalks from the dried figs.
  3. Make a cross cut in each fig without separating it. The cut must be large enough to allow us to insert the piece of goat's cheese. This piece does not have to be small, it is advisable to leave a part inside the fig and the other part protruding from it.
  4. Next, wrap each dried fig with a slice of smoked bacon. If you see that it does not hold, you can help yourself with a toothpick to close it.
  5. Here we would like to make a clarification, because El Pajarero figs are small, it is possible that half a slice of bacon will be enough. However, if you really like bacon, you can use a whole slice for each fig :)
  6. Arrange each fig on the previously prepared dish.
  7. Once you have them all ready, bake them in the oven for about 8 minutes (depending on the oven).
  8. The important thing is that you see that the cheese is melted and the bacon is squeaking :)


While they are baking, if you have decided to pair them with a sauce, this is the moment to prepare it. We recommend a mango, sherry or red berry sauce. If you don't have time to prepare a sauce, and you prefer to use one you already have, an old mustard or Dijon sauce works very well.


Before plating, place a base of lamb's lettuce, the cherry tomatoes, the avocado pieces and the amount of figs you want to eat on top. It's up to you :)


Now it's time to season it with the sauce or simply with olive oil, Modena vinegar, a pinch of salt and pepper. And voilà!


We hope you like this tasty recipe. As you can see, it is easy and quick to prepare. 


We advise you to always have a bag of El Pajarero Dried Figs on hand, as the possibilities of sweet and savoury dishes you can prepare are incredible. Take a look at our other recipes and let us know :)






Happy New Year


The beginning of a new year is an exciting opportunity to reflect and plan for what lies ahead. As we think about what these past twelve months have been like for each of us, it is a time to look forward with hope! 


Let's use this new year as our own personal journey: let's set dreams in motion with excitement and love! 


We wish everyone good health and happiness throughout 2023. May every step we take be towards achieving our dreams, taking care not only of ourselves, but also of those around us. 


From the family we make up at Higos El Pajarero, we send you health and happiness on your way throughout 2023. 


We raise our glasses to all of you. 

Happy New Year!

The multiple benefits of dried figs


El Pajarero dried figs are a delicious and nutritious snack that offers many health benefits. Because they are dried, they have a longer shelf life than fresh figs and are available year-round. 


These are some of the many benefits of eating El Pajarero dried figs



1. Dried figs are a good source of fiber. Dietary fiber is important for maintaining a healthy digestive system. Fiber also helps regulate bowel movements and can reduce the risk of constipation and other digestive disorders. 


2. Dried figs are a good source of minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. Potassium is important for maintaining blood pressure and heart function. Calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth. Iron helps prevent anemia by transporting oxygen to the body's cells. Magnesium is involved in more than 300 biochemical reactions and is important for muscle function, energy production and nerve function.


3. Dried figs contain flavonoids, which are antioxidants that can protect cells from free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cell damage and contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants such as flavonoids help neutralize free radicals and prevent cell damage. 


4. Dried figs contain phenolic compounds, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury or infection, but chronic inflammation can contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Phenolic compounds can help reduce inflammation throughout the body. 


5. El Pajarero dried figs may improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. This is because they have a low glycemic index (GI), which means they cause a gradual rise in blood sugar levels after eating them. Low GI foods are beneficial for people with diabetes because they help control blood sugar levels. 


6. Dried figs can improve heart health in several ways. They can help lower cholesterol levels and improve circulation by widening blood vessels. Both of these effects can help reduce the risk of heart disease. 


7 Eating dried figs can help prevent and treat anemia. Anemia is a disease characterized by low levels of hemoglobin, which is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. Dried figs are a good source of iron, which is necessary for hemoglobin production. Eating iron-rich foods, such as El Pajarero dried figs, can help prevent and treat anemia. 


As you can see, there are many reasons to incorporate dried figs into your diet! Not only are they delicious, but they also offer numerous health benefits. If you're looking for a nutritious snack that will give you energy and keep you satiated, grab some dried figs next time - you won't regret it!




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