Fig Dessert Recipes

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Fig Cake I

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A cake that makes your whole house smell good.

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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Vanilla Pistachio Fig Tart

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A lovely multi-season tart using fresh figs, pistachios, lemon zest, and a hint of vanilla.

Fresh Fig Cake

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

Fig-Ricotta Cake

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

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.

Fresh Fig Cookies

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A good moist cookie.

Italian Fig Cookies I

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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.

Fig Spice Cake

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This is a delicious fig cake.

Fig Bars I

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These are really good if you like fig bars. These are supposed to be like the real ones. Judge for yourself!

Sicilian Fig Cookies

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A delicious fig-filled pastry. You may substitute the figs with dried apricots or dates. Hazelnuts can also be used in place of the walnuts.

Fig Newton-ish Cookies

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This is a dark, not very sweet, fig-filled cookie, basically a homemade fig newton. The crust gets a toasty flavor from whole wheat flour and walnuts, while the fig filling really lets the dark flavor of the fruit come through. These are definitely better the next day, as the cookies soften and the flavors get a chance to meld together.

Inspiration and Ideas

Fresh Fig and Goat Cheese Tart

For a new spin on a fruit-and-cheese course, try Chef John's fresh fig tart.

Fig Brulee with Burrata Cheese

Halved figs are caramelized and served with creamy Burrata cheese—or, as Chef John says, "grab a pint of vanilla ice cream" if you prefer.

Chocolate Fig Cake

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Figs, coffee, and buttermilk bring rich flavors to this delicious chocolate cake drizzled with white and dark chocolate.