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.