35 Fig Recipes to Make While this Sweet Fruit Is in Season

Biting into a plump, ripe fresh fig? There’s almost nothing better…which is why we’re putting the fruit in just about every recipe when fig season comes around. Luckily, the savory-sweet beauties actually have two seasons (one in early June and one in early fall), so you can indulge twice as much. From fig pizza to chocolate-covered treats, here are 35 fig recipes to make immediately.

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1. Prosciutto And Fig Salad Board

Realizing that salads don’t have to go in bowls was an a-ha moment for us. Spread on a big cutting board, you get way better access to all those pretty (and tasty) toppings.

2. Arugula Fig Pizza

With a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and all those plump, juicy figs, this might be the chicest pizza we’ve ever seen. (Thanks, Coterie member Gaby Dalkin.)

3. Horchata Oats With Pistachios And Roasted Figs

Horchata oatmeal—made with cinnamon-y vanilla rice milk—is delightful as is, but the caramelized figs put this breakfast (courtesy of Coterie member Jodi Moreno) over the top.

4. Ginger Fig Tart With Chestnut-almond Crust

Not only is she beautiful, but she’s also vegan and gluten-free. File this one under “crowd-pleasers.”

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5. Roasted Fig, Hazelnut And Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasting the figs is an easy way to bring out their flavor, and they bring a certain je ne sais quoi to an otherwise simple salad. We think Ina Garten would approve.

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6. Fresh Fig, Arugula And Pancetta Pasta

Ooh, we’ve never tried figs in pasta before. We’re adding this to our dinner rotation, stat.

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7. Roasted Squash, Caramelized Fig And Feta Salad

Introducing the official salad of early fall. You can make it every week until fig season is over; we won’t judge.

8. Fig Salad With Fresh Mozzarella

A homemade vinaigrette with less than ten ingredients? Check. A shockingly easy four-ingredient salad? Check. Put them together and the result is as good as you think.

9. Bacon, Fig And Ricotta Tartines

Something magical happens when you combine salty bacon with sweet figs. In fact, it’s so magical that you might want to make a double batch.

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10. Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs With Caramelized Figs And Onions

Because figs are just slightly sweet, they complement savory chicken to a tee. Serve this with a fresh green salad for an elegant meal.

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11. Fresh Fig, Prosciutto And Arugula Salad With Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

What happens when you take all of your late summer produce and toss it in one bowl? This delicious salad is what.

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12. Salted Honey And Fig Eton Mess

Think of this as a cross between a pavlova and a traditional Eton Mess—you know, the Mary Berry-approved English dessert made with layers of cloud-like meringue and whipped cream. Whatever you do, don’t forget the flaky sea salt finish.

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13. Green Goddess Fig Nourish Bowls

Yep, figs can play the healthy game, too. This nutritious bowl has it all: leafy greens, healthy fats and a homemade dressing that’s *chef’s kiss.*

14. Easy Goat Cheese, Prosciutto And Fig Flatbreads

While you’re soaking up the last of those impromptu alfresco dinners, you should probably make an appetizer. This one takes 20 minutes, making it a no-brainer.

15. Honey Cake With Fresh Figs And Goat Cheese Frosting

Goat cheese frosting? You read that right, and we promise it works. It’s like a creamier, tangier take on cream cheese frosting. Yum.

16. Fig Newton Breakfast Smoothie

FYI, figs are packed with fiber, potassium and antioxidants. So this smoothie might taste like a cookie, but it’s actually really good for you.

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17. Chocolate-covered Figs

They take only ten minutes to make, but they’ll disappear in even less.

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18. Black Fig And Tomato Salad

It’s an ode to two of our favorite fruits. If your figs and tomatoes are ripe, it’s bound to be delicious.

19. Fig Tarte Tatin

Apples, schmapples. We’re swapping in sticky-sweet caramelized figs for this one-skillet dessert. Prepare for the oohs and ahhs.

20. Black Fig, Mozzarella And Basil Salad

This is everything a late-summer side dish should be: fresh, flavorful and beyond easy to make. If we close our eyes and take a bite, it’s almost like we’re in Italy.

21. Baked Brie With Figs, Pistachios And Orange

Make sure you pull it out of the oven right as everyone enters the kitchen, so you can see their impressed reactions.

22. Black Rice Bowl With Figs, Radicchio, Pickled Radishes And Pepitas

This bowl is excellent on its own, but you could supplement the figs with apples, pears or even roasted grapes if you wanted.

23. Fig Mojito

The classic recipe for this cocktail is ultra-refreshing, but this fall-fied version is just the twist we’re looking for.

24. Fig And Honey Cheesecake Galette

If you’re lucky enough to come upon a bounty of figs at the farmers market, grab as many as you can and pile them all into this rich dessert.

25. Balsamic-mint Fig Salsa

Coterie member Aida Mollenkamp serves this salsa with grilled flank steak, but you could also pair it with lamb, pork or chicken, or as a simple side salad.

26. Honey-lemon Ricotta Breakfast Toast With Figs And Pistachios

We love a fancy toast and we’re not afraid to admit it. This one’s as easy on the eyes as it is on the tastebuds. (Thanks, Coterie member Monique Volz.)

27. Fresh Fig Margaritas

Make a batch of these refreshing autumnal drinks, then don your coziest sweater and head outside for cocktail hour on the porch.

28. Chocolate Chip Fig Tahini Cookies

Coterie member Jerrelle Guy is taking the chocolate chip cookie to a whole other level, and we are here for it.

29. Blue Cheese Stuffed Figs

As if the blue cheese filling wasn’t enticing enough, these cuties are wrapped in salty prosciutto and topped with honey and Marcona almonds.

30. Goat Cheese Stuffed Fig, Melon And Prosciutto Salad

Fruit salads are a dime a dozen. With a homemade honeyed vinaigrette and fresh figs, this one is the exception to that rule.

31. Burrata And Agrodolce Fig Crostini

Agrodolce is an Italian condiment that translates to “sweet and sour,” and it happens to pair beautifully with figs.

32. Honey Roasted Fig And Goat Cheese Ice Pops

The pops are made with a blend of Greek yogurt and goat cheese, so they’re tangy but not overly so.

33. Stuffed Fig Focaccia Bread

With goat cheese and prosciutto, it’s like an entire charcuterie board in a slice of bread. Genius.

34. Chicken Harvest Salad

When we’re not eating hearty, stick-to-your-ribs fall meals, we’ll be noshing on this gorgeous and healthy concoction.

35. Roasted Figs With Ice Cream

Sometimes, simple is best…especially when it involves ice cream (and figs, of course).


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Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...