20 Luscious Fig Recipes

Enjoy the Fine Flavor of Figs

Fresh Fig and Honey Tart

Anita Schecter

Fresh figs in season are one of life's great pleasures. Enjoy them when you can find them, with these fabulous fig recipes that make the most of this rich, sweet, luscious-tasting fruit. We've got ideas for adding figs to every course, from a sophisticated breakfast smoothie, to sweet and savory salads, sauces, party appetizers, preserves, and of course, rich desserts.

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    Fresh Fig Tart

    Fresh Fig Tart

     Anita Schecter

    Create an Instagrammable dessert for parties, potlucks, and special dinners with this sophisticated, French bakery-style fig and honey tart with a sweet and lemony cheesecake filling. Serve with additional honey for guests to drizzle over top.

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    Yogurt Panna Cotta With Figs and Honey

    Yogurt Panna Cotta With Figs

    Anita Schecter

    Summer dinner parties call for light-tasting desserts that still deliver all the sweetness and richness guests crave after a meal. This lighter panna cotta recipe with goat cheese, Greek yogurt, honey, and fresh figs is easy to prepare, and is sure to impress your foodie friends.

  • 03 of 20

    Homemade Fresh Fig Jam

    Homemade Fresh Fig Jam

    The Spruce Eats

    Homemade fresh fig jam for spreading on crostini, adding to cheese boards, and folding into sauces and dressings, is as easy as this simple, 3-ingredient recipe. Cook up a large batch in just over an hour, for storing, or using up right away!

  • 04 of 20

    Blue Cheese-Stuffed Figs

    Blue Cheese Stuffed Figs

    Molly Watson

    Blue cheese-stuffed figs make an elegant addition to any appetizer party, and are a popular New Year's Eve nibble. They are easily prepared with ripe fresh figs, your favorite soft and creamy blue cheese, and a little salt and pepper to taste.

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  • 05 of 20

    Fig Blue Cheese Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing

    Fig Spinach Salad

    Diana Rattray

    Fresh figs and blue cheese mingle with toasted pecans, tangy red onion, and soft spinach leaves in this elegant dinner salad, that features an out-of-this-world warm bacon dressing. Serve it when you want to impress family and friends!

  • 06 of 20

    Spiced Fig Cobbler with Cheddar Cheese Pastry

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Sharp cheddar cheese is a fabulous match for the naturally sweet, rich flavor of baked figs. Homemade cheddar pastry and a sweet, lightly-spiced fresh fig filling create a uniquely delicious flavor in this all-American cobbler dessert recipe.

  • 07 of 20

    Bacon and Fig Cheese Ball

    Bacon and Fig Cheese Ball

    Leah Maroney

    Shake up your next shindig with this retro-inspired cheese ball recipe that is sure to please all the cool cats and kittens. Fig jam, crispy crumbled bacon, scallions, cheddar, and cream cheese combine to form a spread that's great for all of your celebratory gatherings, from holiday brunches to housewarmings and bridal showers.

  • 08 of 20

    Honey-Fried Figs

    Honey Figs

     

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    Create a stunning topping for vanilla ice cream with this simple, sophisticated, saucy recipe for figs sauteed in a rich, buttery honey sauce. Add a couple of tablespoons of sweet, fortified wine, such as port or Madeira, if you like, for a boozy taste that can't be beat.

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  • 09 of 20

    Fig Crostini

    Fig Crostini

    Molly Watson 

    Be the host or hostess with the mostest when your party includes a platter of delectable fig crostini appetizers. They are as pretty as they are delicious, and so simply prepared on toasted baguette slices, with a bit of balsamic vinegar and simple seasonings. Add goat cheese crumbles, if you like, for extra richness.

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    Fig and Kale Salad

    Fig and Kale Salad

    Emily Hawkes

    Figs add their rich, full, sweet flavor to a fresh-tasting chopped kale salad with creamy avocado, carrot, zucchini, and tender leafy greens, that makes a gorgeous addition to a summertime potluck or dinner party plate.

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    Fig Drop Cookies

    Fig Drop Cookies

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    Fig Newton lovers are sure to flip for these sweety, moist, buttery, figgy homemade cookies. Bake up a couple dozen in just 30 minutes, for enjoying with your afternoon coffee, adding to kids' lunchboxes, or snacking on during family movie nights.

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    Labneh-Stuffed Figs

    Labneh-Stuffed Figs

    Anita Schecter 

    Labneh is a soft, creamy, mild Middle Eastern cheese that makes a lovely counterpoint to warm, rich-tasting baked fresh figs. The cheese-stuffed figs are drizzled with honey, and sprinkled with pistachios, for a lovely presentation.

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    Moist Fig Preserves Cake With Caramel Glaze

    Moist Fig Preserves Cake With Caramel Glaze

    Diana Rattray

    Dense, rich, moist fig cake makes a wonderful treat for your book club, or enjoying solo with a cup of tea. It is made with fig preserves, and topped with a to-die-for caramel glaze that you will want to re-purpose for other dessert recipes, or pour over ice cream.

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    Fig and Honey Smoothie

    Fig and Honey Smoothie

    Anita Schecter

    Elevate your smoothie game with this luscious-tasting smoothie made with fresh figs, banana, Greek yogurt, and honey. Enjoy it in place of dessert on healthy-eating days, or as a delicious breakfast treat to start your day.

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    Spiced Pickled Figs with Ginger and Cardamom

    Spiced Pickled Figs with Ginger and Cardamom

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    Spiced, sweet and sour pickled figs with ginger and cardamom make a tasty sauce to serve alongside your holiday turkey or roast pork, or for adding as a relish to cheese boards. Recipe includes canning tips, so you can store the sauce until you're ready to enjoy it.

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    Sweet and Savory Apple, Blue Cheese and Fig Salad

    Sweet and Savory Apple, Blue Cheese and Fig Salad

    Leah Maroney

    Sweet and tangy fig-balsamic dressing elevates an easy combination of pine nuts, apples, and blue cheese into something truly special that you can be proud to serve to invited guests. Makes a great holiday starter, or dinner party salad.

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    Bacon-Wrapped Figs

    Bacon-Wrapped Figs

    Molly Watson

    Salty, crunchy bacon and sweet, yielding figs are an ingredient match made in heaven. Here, they add up to one fabulous appetizer that is sure to disappear quickly from party platters, with only 2 ingredients to worry about.

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    Figgy Pudding

    Figgy Pudding

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    Figgy pudding is not just a catchy lyric in a popular Christmas carol! It's a moist, rich, delicious, spiced, souffle-like dessert, made with plenty of dried figs, and all of your favorite holiday baking ingredients.

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    Figs In Spiced Syrup

    Figs In Spiced Syrup

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    Cooking fresh figs in a spiced, sweetened syrup is a great way to extend the life of this fast-ripening fruit. Cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves combine to flavor the sugared syrup, making it a delicious option for topping ice cream, yogurt bowls, or even roasted game meats such as lamb and venison.

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    Fig Coulis

    Fig Coulis

    Molly Watson

    Fig coulis is a sophisticated, blended and strained sauce made with fresh figs. You can serve it raw as a tasty dip for crackers and bread sticks, use it as a spread on your morning toast slices, or gently heat it to make a flavorful, fruity topping for roasted pork, chicken, or turkey.