Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In 8x8 inch cake pan, combine butter, canola oil, and brown sugar over low heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Place fig halves cut side up to cover the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle cinnamon over the figs.
Combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder; then add milk and stir until smooth. Pour over figs and bake at 400 degrees until golden brown and it begins to pull away from the the side of the pan, and a toothpick comes out clean.
You may serve this straight from the pan, or let it set about 5 minutes and turn it out on a plate for a wonderful Upside Down cake.
If you want to enhance it further, serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
Source: My husband came up with this wonderful recipe last week. So sorry that it didn't last long enough for pictures.
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Harlean, You are blessed with figs! Those are my favorite fruit, I am from CA and miss CA mission figs or any fresh figs. I ordered some from Harry & David and they did not do well in shipping from heat. Here in MO. I would love to be on your Christmas list or buy some fig jelly/jam from you. I have not been able to get to CA in years so no figs for me. If you want to sell some fig jam, let me know. Enjoy. I love your posts and Deeli's too!
I only wish that I had planted them years ago. My trees are 5 years old and 3 years old. If they will grow in your climate, they start producing the first year and every year they produce more and larger figs. Don't really know why they call them trees, They spread out like a bush. You have to have your own tree because they are too perishable for the produce departments. Last year for Christmas, we gave jars of Fig-Strawberry and Fig-Raspberry Jam along with a loaf of Fresh Home Baked Bread for many of our gifts.
Harlean from Arkansas
I'm jealous that you have such an abundance of fresh figs. Look on the net and you'll find some great recipes for fig jam which is so wonderful! Make that, and your Christmas list is done!
Harlean, this sounds so delicious! My Papa (grampa), being from Greece, was a huge lover of figs and would have adored this recipe! I am jealous you have fig trees because fresh figs where I live are outrageously expensive when you can even find them :-(
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