Canadian DYK: Newfoundland has its own regional dessert called figgy duff

This pudding is a favourite in the Maritimes

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One of the most iconic desserts in Newfoundland, a Figgy Duff is a traditional boiled pudding that includes flour, butter, sugar, molasses and raisins. It is seriously sweet, and it is no surprise that many people think this dessert's name implies the inclusion of figs, but the word "figgy" is actually in reference to raisins, which people in Cornwall used to call figs. In addition, "duff" is an English term for pudding.

Like many traditional Canadian recipes, figgy pudding preparation changes slightly based on whose grandma you're asking. But no matter the preparation, it will always be the perfect sweet treat to follow a classic Jiggs Dinner, another signature comfort food of Newfoundland.