Your Guide to Fall Figs, and What to Make With Them

The mouthwatering recipes we're cooking and baking this season.


Fig season is far too short. Truth be told, there are two seasons for this fruit. Season one starts in the summertime (June and July) and season two runs from September thru October. When selecting the perfect fig, be sure to gently squeeze this thin-skinned fruit. Do not apply too much pressure. Be sure to pass on anything that is too mushy.

The best place to buy figs is from your local farmer’s market. However, if your weekend plans only align with a grocery store visit, that is okay. Just keep those store-bought figs in the fridge for a little bit until they are ripe enough and ready to use. They will not last long on your kitchen counters.

If you are ahead of the game and picking up this produce for a later date, you can freeze figs. All you need to do is wash them, pluck the stem and remove any soft spots. Then slice the figs about an inch thick. Pack the sliced figs into a freezer safe bag, allowing some room for sugar and expansion.

Fig, Honey and Goat Cheese Galette
This fig recipe is one for the books. The combination of figs, honey, and goat cheese create this dreamy galette. Sweet figs, tangy goat cheese and a light honey drizzle are surrounded by a buttery and flakey crust. In under an hour, this meal, by Kitchen Confidante, goes from oven to plate.

Photography by TAMING OF THE SPOON

Pancetta Crisps With Goat Cheese and Figs
Looking to impress on game day with a healthy snack? These crisps hit all the right marks. This quick recipe, by Taming of The Spoon, is sure to delight guests and have them asking for you to give them the “how-to.”

Photography by BROMA BAKERY

Honey Walnut Fig Cheesecake Bars
Fresh fall fig desserts are the perfect weekend treat. Whip up these Honey Walnut Fig Cheesecake Bars for your next family gathering. A few simple ingredients are all that you will need to make this sweet treat, by Broma Bakery. Photo: Broma Bakery

Photography by LITTLE BROKEN

Fig and Caramelized Onion Flatbread
We’re serving up a healthy alternative to pizza. This recipe, by Little Broken, is sure to delight your taste buds. If you are thinking about trying your first fig, a yummy flatbread is the way to go.


Honey Earl Grey Fig Cake
What’s for dessert? If you haven’t had the chance to think beyond dinner, we have got you covered with this Honey Earl Grey Fig Cake. This mighty cake combines delicious ingredients to create a truly one of a kind treat. Add this recipe, by The Little Epicurean, to this week’s meal plan.

Photography by KEVIN IS COOKING

Honey Roasted Chicken and Fig
Dinner just got a whole lot more delicious. Put this Honey Roasted Chicken and Fig recipe, by Kevin is Cooking, on the menu for tonight. This meal is sure to satisfy all fig lovers.

Photography by BAKING THE GOODS

Fig Mascarpone Tart with Pistachio Black Pepper Crust
Have you found yourself with a little more time than required to bake boxed brownies? May we suggest that you create a Fig Mascarpone Tart with Pistachio Black Pepper Crust? Sound fancy? It is! Time consuming too – but that’s the magic of baking. This recipe, by Baking The Goods, is the perfect thing to take on over a fresh fall weekend.

Photography by THE NEW YORK TIMES

Fig Tart with Caramelized Onions, Rosemary and Stilton
If the photo alone doesn’t make you want to run to the kitchen and whip up this tart, read the reviews. This highly recommended recipe, shared via The New York Times, features only utterly delectable ingredients.

Photography by BELL’ALIMENTO

Cardamom Panna Cotta with Honeyed Figs
Let’s end the evening with a little dessert. Better yet, let that dessert feature figs. This easy-to-make dessert is just as easy to eat. This uncomplicated treat, by Bell’alimento is a great way to try figs for the first time.

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Published on October 08, 2017 - 5:20am EDT

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