Sheri Castle talks to Ocracoke Islander Trudy Austin about her prize-winning fig cake. Photo courtesy of Candice Cobb

“Figs Galore,” the Ocracoke episode of “The Key Ingredient with Sheri Castle,” will feature islander Trudy Austin and her prize-winning fig cake and premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, on PBS North Carolina.

In this episode, Sheri Castle visits Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks to find one of the world’s greatest diversity of fig trees.

She shares recipes for pan-seared chicken thighs with a fig pan sauce and a fresh fig, orange and bourbon crostata.

While on the island, Sheri learns the secrets to a prize-winning fig cake and shares a helpful hint to quickly roast figs.

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