Fresh Figs! 8 Reasons to Look Forward to the Season

Fresh Figs! 8 Reasons to Look Forward to the Season

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Emma Christensen
Jul 22, 2011

I picked the very first few figs of the season from our tree this week and promptly devoured them with yogurt and honey for my breakfast. All the nut-hard, bright green fruits sprouting from beneath the leaves promise many more weeks of fig goodness to come. I've bookmarked Faith's Grilled Figs with Mascarpone, and I figure I'd better start lining up the rest of my recipes, too! Got a favorite to share?

Caramelized Fig Ice Cream from Sunset Magazine/MyRecipes - I can only imagine the deliciousness of those jammy pockets of figs folded into vanilla ice cream. (Though for this, I'd probably make my own ice cream!)

Fig and Strawberry Tart from Martha Stewart - This dessert would be a show-stopper for sure.

Stuffed Figs from Eat My Tortes! - Stuffed with clotted cream, sprinkled with pistachios, and drizzled with honey. Love.

Millefeuille of Fresh Figs and Ricotta from Epicurious - Surprisingly simple to assemble and totally classy.

Fig Galette from Simply Recipes - A classic. Fresh figs + Crust = Heavenly

Yogurt Mousse with Fresh Figs, Honey, and Cinnamon Streusel from Bon Appétit - Tart yet sweet, cool yet warming. Sounds perfect.

Fig and Almond Tart from BBC Good Food - The almonds get ground into a frangipane, which puffs up and becomes crispy in the oven.

Goat Cheesecake with Figs and Honey from My Best Days Ever - Rich and decadent, one slice of this and I'd be done for the evening!

What are your favorite recipes for fresh figs?

Related: Strange Symbiosis: The Fig and the Wasp

(Images: Sunset Magazine/MyRecipes and Martha Stewart)

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