Getting Figgy With It – 33 Yummy Fig Recipes

Wondering how to bring your favorite recipe to the next level? The answer is fig! First of all, figs are a good source of calcium, fiber, vitamins and minerals – which makes them an excellent and healthy addition to your diet. Plus, their sweet flavor pairs deliciously with so very many things – including cheese, onions, salty meats and much more. Figs are only in season in the summer and early fall, so make sure you jump on these delicious fig recipes!

Fig and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

“Fresh figs + caramelized onions + arugula + salty feta a top of crisp flatbread. Perfect blend of sweet and savory all in one!” – Katya

Grilled Fig, Goat Cheese and Pistachio Salad

“Grilled Fig, Goat Cheese and Pistachio Salad is a delicious and seasonal salad to make this summer! Sweet and slightly smoky grilled figs, tangy goat cheese, pistachios and a maple balsamic vinaigrette all top this flavorful salad.” – Danae

Easy Baked Brie with Fig Jam and Walnuts

“Cheesy baked brie with fig jam and walnuts – a delicious appetizer, snack or after meal course idea to entertain guests. Don’t tell anyone, I make it sometimes just for myself.” – Helene

Homemade Fig Newtons Recipe

“Homemade fig newtons recipe from scratch. Fig newtons made in a bar instead of a rolled cookie-so much easier and they taste just the same! Words can hardly describe how much I love these. And I can sit here and tell you that they are approximately 1-million times better than the store-bought ones, but you won’t believe me until you try them.” – Christina

Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto and Fig Quesadilla

“This gooey caramelized onion, prosciutto and fig quesadilla is perfect party food or makes an easy weeknight dinner if you prep in advance!” – Cathy

Fresh Fig, Goat Cheese, Honey and Almond Panini

“This little sandwich is something my grandpa would never think to make with his figs – I am not really sure he’s ever tried goat cheese honestly. I have a feeling he would love it, because really – what’s not to love about a crispy almond panini filled with tangy goat cheese, a drizzle of honey, crunchy almonds and sweet sliced fresh figs. Oh my…this is truly one of my most favorite things to eat right now!” – Aggie

Broiled Salmon and Fig Salad with Blackberries and Green Goddess Dressing

“The heart’s been craving salmon and figs together lately, so I figured, ‘ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH, if the oven’s already going to be on for the salmon, why not roast some figs at the same time?’ <- resource utilization FTW. So I made these maple roasted figs, and plunked them down on a bed of romaine lettuce with the salmon. I had all sorts of berries left over from all those sangrias I whipped up last week, so I used some of them in this salad, too.” - Julia

Fig & Date Nut Bread

“Brimming with fruit and nuts, Fig & Date Nut Bread packs a lot of nutrition and flavor in every bite. Great for breakfast spread with cream cheese or as an afternoon snack with your favorite beverage.” – Lorraine

Oatmeal Fig Cookies

“A twist on traditional oatmeal raisin, these cookies have an unexpected chewy, fruity pop of dried figs. A total upgrade from boring ol’ raisins, figs pack a more flavorful punch of all natural sweetness that pairs so elegantly with this soft & chewy oatmeal cookie.” – Liz

Fig Custard Cake

“Sometimes you just crave a cake, not one laced with frosting, but one simple and studded with plump, juicy in-season fruit. This fig cake is not super sweet which makes it sociably acceptable to eat any time of the day. We, in fact, had it for breakfast and I did serve it with fresh brown sugar whip cream!” – Dominique

Small-Batch Fig Honey Jam

“Small-Batch Fig Honey Jam is an easy, homemade fig jam recipe with no refined sugar, pectin or canning requirements!” – Marcie

Grilled Pizza with Fresh Figs, Balsamic Onions and Gorgonzola

“In this recipe, thin pizza crust is grilled for extra flavor – either on a grill or on a grill-pan on the stove. It’s surprisingly easy and quick! Once both sides are grilled, the crust is topped with gorgonzola and mozzarella, fresh figs, caramelized balsamic onions and placed into a hot oven, or back on the grill (on a pan) to finish.” – Sylvia

Fig Salad with Prosciutto and Mozzarella

“Fresh mission figs, creamy mozzarella pearls, savory prosciutto, a delicious red wine balsamic reduction for the dressing, and toasted pine nuts…all layered on a bed of peppery-flavored arugula. A beautiful and delicious salad!” – Holly

Maple Roasted Figs

“When ripe, figs explode in your mouth in drippy juicy sweet bliss. When un-ripe? All’s they need is to take a little run through the oven to coax out all the natural goodness.” – Julia

Fig, Rosemary, & Goat Cheese Tartines

“Figs have always felt like a good omen, to me. A sign of the changing of seasons, sweet like summer, tender like fall, and only available for those fleeting weeks between the two when the days start getting shorter and the nights cooler. The smell of figs is the smell of change.” – Willow

Beef, Fig and Red Onion Balsamic Skewers

“I have been dreaming about this flavour combination for quite awhile, but when I finally had a chance to put it all together the flavours completely exceeded my expectations. Cubes of beef are tenderized overnight in a honey and balsamic marinade and then grilled on skewers with slices of crisp red onion and sweet figs. The soft and sweet figs perfectly contrast the red onion with its crisp crunch while the beef is melt in your mouth tender and dripping with juices.” – Carmen

Fig and Rosemary Sticky Glazed Roast Chicken

“Sticky, succulent and oh so divine, this fig rosemary sticky glazed roast chicken is fast enough for a weeknight meal or your Thanksgiving turkey.” – Megan

Fresh Fig Arugula Salad with Blackberries

“This Fresh Fig Arugula Salad is so pretty, seriously tasty, and packed full of healthy greens, berries, nuts, cheese and FIGS!” – Elaine

Fig Butter

“This fig butter is one of my favorite ways to preserve the summer’s abundance. I often slog through August and September when fruit and vegetables are at peak harvest – I often can’t keep up with preserving it all.” – Kresha

Spiced Chai Fig Cake With Vanilla Buttercream

“This cake is a denser cake that is infused with warm chai spices thanks to Arbor Teas Organic Masala Chai Black Tea and is made extra special with a whipped vanilla buttercream frosting, fresh organic figs, and crushed pistachios.” – Megan

Ginger Fig Tart with Chestnut-Almond Crust

“With luscious vanilla ginger cashew cream, layers of fresh figs, and a crumbly crust laced with earthy chestnut flour, this vegan and gluten-free ginger fig tart makes a glorious fall dessert for all.” – Alanna

Must-Make Coconut Fig Squares

“These delicious Coconut Fig Squares are a lot like date squares, only made with fresh green figs. Add these vegan bars to your list of must-make dessert recipes during fig season!” – Kristen

Roasted Squash, Caramelized Fig and Feta Salad

“For the time being though, this salad is my current favorite, and I think it’s pretty obvious why. Hello to honey roasted squash, sweet caramelized figs, and feta cheese. So basically of all my current favorite fall foods!” – Tieghan

Melon, Fig and Prosciutto Salad

“Melon, prosciutto and basil were a classic salad we saw all over Italy. And we loved it, we ordered it almost everyday. In this recipe I used a Tuscan Melon, which is a sweeter, softer version of cantaloupe, but either will work wonderfully. I added toasted pine nuts for some crunch and they compliment the figs very nicely.” – Samantha

Bacon Wrapped Figs with Herb Goat Cheese

“Bacon Wrapped Figs stuffed with an herb goat cheese: sweet & salty deliciousness that will be gone in seconds! These easy wrapped figs will make the perfect holiday appetizer.” – Krista

Fig & Ricotta Flatbread Pizza

“Figs just showed up at our farmers market so I did a flatbread-style pizza with creamy ricotta, juicy figs, pesto, arugula, pistachios and balsamic. (Basically a really good salad on a pizza!). I’m so excited about this salty-sweet ingredient combo!” – Jeanine

Fig & Balsamic Glazed Chicken Thighs

“These sticky, slightly fruity, sweet and savory Fig and Balsamic Glazed Chicken Thighs are easy to prepare. And when garnished with pungent gorgonzola and crunchy walnuts these thighs are even easier to devour!” – Cheyanne

Spicy Cauliflower with Figs

“Cardamom pods, whole cloves, onions, ginger and garlic go into making this Spicy Cauliflower with Figs an invitingly aromatic dish to add to your Holiday table!” – Shashi

Fig Crusted Salmon

“We all know that we need to eat more seafood, but no one wants to eat the same broiled salmon night after night. This fig crusted salmon has a fun sweet and salty topping to make your salmon dinner night especially delicious. Pair it with roasted veggies for a complete dinner.” – Bethany

Walnut & Fig Scones

“Tender, flaky scones, with crisp edges, and soft middles, are flecked with orange-soaked figs, crunchy walnuts, and a hint of almond! You can have a warm batch of these Walnut & Fig Scones in about 30 minutes!” – Sarah

Bacon Goat Cheese Burgers with Fig Jam

“These Bacon Goat Cheese Burgers with Fig Jam are an extra special creation to me because they combine a few of my favorite things: grilled burgers, bacon, goat cheese and fig jam. However, Treasure Cave® has a variety of amazing cheese products that you could also try for this recipe, like Blue Cheese and Feta Cheese!” – Jordan

Chocolate Covered Fig Bars

“Fresh figs may be in season, but dried figs are available year round. And truthfully, I prefer baking with dried figs because they lack moisture. Also, using fruit as a sweetener, like in these Vegan Chocolate Covered Fig Bars, is great for making desserts healthier. Fruit really is nature’s candy!” – Katie

Fig and Ginger Upside Down cake

“Fig and Ginger Upside Down Cake is elegant. But it’s also a lot easier to make than it looks. Remember my Cast Iron Orange Olive Oil Upside Down Cake? Same basic idea, but with a figgy and gingery top that is like a grown-up version of Fig Newton filling. It sits on a moist and addictive bottom that could be called a ginger sour cream pound cake.” – Laura