Fig Recipes

Versatile figs are delicious in these recipes for cookies, cake, appetizers, and more. Find fig recipes with dried or fresh figs and get cookin'!

Staff Picks

Fig and Arugula Salad

Rating: 5 stars 45
So simple and so delicious!

Fig Spice Cake

Rating: 5 stars 32
This is a delicious fig cake.

Fig and Onion Spread

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
This is delicious spread on crackers or a sliced baguette with a smear of blue cheese. It can also be used as a topping for a wheel of warm brie. It's important to use a good quality aged balsamic vinegar in this recipe.

Real Fig Preserves

Rating: 4.5 stars 92
Figs are naturally sweet and very flavorful, however, the taste should not be bland. It's okay to spice it up a little.

How to Bake With Fresh and Dried Figs

Learn how to use naturally sweet fresh and dried figs in all kinds of baked goods, from breads and cakes to tarts and cookies.
By Sarah Zorn

Vanilla Port Poached Figs with Honey Cream

Rating: 5 stars 12
Fresh figs poached in a rich reduction of port wine, spices, and orange zest. Served with honey-scented whipped 'sour' cream.
By e

Fig Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
Thick, and that sticky texture of figs, turn this smoothie into a yum-yum smoothie for those who like figs a lot or want to rid their fridge of this perishable fruit fast.
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Fig Cake I

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
A cake that makes your whole house smell good.

Fig and Olive Tapenade

Rating: 4.5 stars 264
This is an easy gourmet appetizer. I've brought this to several parties and it is always a hit! I often add some chopped green olives to the olive mixture and a little more balsamic. Goat cheese may also be used in place of the cream cheese. Serve with slices of French bread or crackers.
By Allrecipes Member
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Fresh Fig Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 136
A good moist cookie.

Chicken Tenders with Balsamic-Fig Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
The balsamic vinegar is a nice contrast to the sweet figs which add great texture, and the thyme provides just a bit of savoriness to this sweet and rich sauce.

Italian Fig Cookies I

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
This recipe has been handed down through my mother's family for years. My grandmother brought it with her from Italy in the early 1900's. My mom taught me the recipe this year. Now I am the designated person in our family to make the Fig Cookies. This is a very high honor. So they must be as good as my Grandmothers' cookies. Some call them Homemade Fig Newtons. They are a tradition at Christmas and are wonderful with a hot cup of coffee. They are lot of work. I make them in stages. First the dough, then a few days later the figs, and finally I will make the cookies. The dough and the figs keep well in the refrigerator and the cookies freeze very well.
By Mary Jo

Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Fig and Goat Cheese Tart
Rating: Unrated 2
This sweet and savory tart is perfect as an appetizer, for a summer brunch, or as a not-too-sweet fruit dessert.
Orange, Fig, and Gorgonzola Salad
Rating: Unrated 9
"Delicious! I used Mandarin oranges, and they worked out fine. Topped this with raspberry vinaigrette; all of the flavors went wonderfully together." – Christina
Fresh Fig Cake
Rating: 4.5 stars 113

This recipe makes a moist cake filled with a mixture of fresh figs, brown sugar, and lemon juice.