Biting into a plump, ripe, sweet fresh fig? There’s almost nothing better…which is why we dream of fig season all year. Luckily, there’s no shortage of treats swirled with fig jam and studded with dried figs too, so you can indulge outside of the summer months. From fig tarte tatin and fig cheesecake to chocolate-covered treats, here are 29 fig dessert recipes to showcase the fruit in all its forms.
29 Fig Dessert Recipes That Put the Sweet Fruit Front and Center
1. Fig Tarte Tatin
Since this treat comes together in a single skillet, the most work you’ll have to do is slice some figs. Then, after a short trip in the oven, you’ve got caramelized fruit cradled in a blanket of crisp puff pastry. You’ve got nothing to lose.
3. Fig–dark Chocolate Brownies
These aren’t your usual boxed brownies. They’re made with a small amount of sourdough starter for tang, not to mention those swirls of sweet fig preserves.
6. Fig And Honey Cheesecake Galette
It has the simplicity of a galette, the luxuriousness of a cheesecake and of course, plenty of figs.
10. Roasted Figs With Ice Cream
Roasting the fruit caramelizes the sugars and concentrates the flavor, making it the ideal accompaniment to vanilla ice cream.
17. Dark Chocolate Honey Fig Walnut Truffles
Make a batch to gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Arbor Day, whatever.
18. Smoked Sugar Ice Cream With A Bourbon–fig Butter Swirl
If you have an ice cream maker and a lazy summer afternoon, we have just the project for you.
25. Roasted Fig And Ginger Ice Cream
An unlikely pairing that really works. It’s also plant-based and made with coconut milk, no big deal.