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'!

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Fig and Arugula Salad

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So simple and so delicious!

Fig Spice Cake

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This is a delicious fig cake.

Fig and Onion Spread

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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

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

Fig and Brie Crostini

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Easy and impressive appetizer! Make the fig spread the night before to save yourself the prep time on the day of an event.

Vanilla Port Poached Figs with Honey Cream

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Fresh figs poached in a rich reduction of port wine, spices, and orange zest. Served with honey-scented whipped 'sour' cream.
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Fig Smoothie

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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

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A cake that makes your whole house smell good.

Fig-Ricotta Cake

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Texture is moist and slightly dense, and taste is sweet, buttery, and rich.

Chicken Tenders with Balsamic-Fig Sauce

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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.

Figgy Pudding

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Dense, moist cake reminiscent of the Victorian dessert, this figgy pudding was the perfect finale to a chestnut-stuffed, Christmas goose dinner. Serve warm with whipped cream flavored with liqueur.

Fig and Olive Tapenade

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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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chef John's Fig and Goat Cheese Tart

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

"Delicious! I used Mandarin oranges, and they worked out fine. Topped this with raspberry vinaigrette; all of the flavors went wonderfully together." – Christina

August Fig Cookies

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Thick cookies made with fresh figs and walnuts are not overbearingly sweet, but just right. Taste great in the morning with some tea or lemonade!