Fig and Walnut Salami ( SWEET NOT MEAT)

May  1, 2014
3 Ratings
  • Makes 1 salami
Author Notes

This traditional sweet is often served with cheese and is similar, but less sweet, to the panforte from Siena. The recipe varies from region to region and the shape varies as well. In Calabria the mixture is wrapped in fig leaves. I often shape into a rectangle and spice like a panforte, baking it to dry it. —divinacucina

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 pound dried figs, stem removed
  • 1/2 cup prune juice, ( will be reduced to 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped. Leave a few pieces whole
  • 2 tablespoons sambuca or anice liquor or anice seeds, to taste
  1. Reduce the prune juice from 1/2 cup to 1/4 cup over medium heat. ( In Italy, we use vin cotto, a fresh grape juice reduction).
  2. Make sure the figs have any hard part of the stem removed. Cut into small pieces and place in a pot to cook.
  3. Add the reduced juice to the pot with the figs and if you are adding any liquor add it now, ( or the seeds). Cook to break down the figs a little. If dry, add a tiny bit of water.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts.
  5. Place the mixture on baking parchment and tie like a salami and let rest a few days in the refrigerator before serving. I like to hang mine like a real salami and let in dry at room temperature in the kitchen.

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5 Reviews

BZoe December 8, 2022
This is a gr eat alternative to meat and pairs so well with cheeses, and wines. They were a hit as stocking stuffers for those who never had this before. It was a gamble that paid off. Will be making stocking stuffers again this year. Thanks so much for this. It is open for adjustments - like different nuts, etc.
divinacucina May 1, 2014
it is also called lonzino di fichi
divinacucina May 1, 2014
thanks @cucina di mammina. was her from calabria?
cucina D. May 2, 2014
my famiglia is from Lazio (near Rome) the town is Sora, provincia di Frosinone.
cucina D. May 1, 2014
My father would love this recipe! He made something like this when he was a young man in Italia. Well done and thanks for sharing :)