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Gettin’ Figgy With It: The Best Recipes With Figs

July 8, 2015
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Gettin’ Figgy With It: The Best Recipes With Figs

If you’ve never branched out with figs, then you are definitely missing a scrumptious treat! Figs are a mild, earthy fruit full of nutrients and texture. The best recipes with figs are simple like this one allowing the flavor of the fresh figs to really shine through.

When are fresh California figs in season?

California Figs are ripe and ready at your local grocery store, usually between May and December.

This fresh summer dish is quick, simple, and delicious served as an appetizer while entertaining guests before dinner.

Sharp blue cheese and toasted pecans atop a halved California fig. What else could you ask for? You could easily substitute any type of fig your heart desires in this recipe from Brown Turkey to Black Mission or Calimyrna figs. Each variation delivers the same, delectable delight.

The final addition is a drizzle of local honey to the crown that balances out all the flavors and pulls it all together.

What wines pair best with these recipes with figs?

While there are quite a few wines you could pair with fresh California figs, the addition of blue cheese and toasted pecans in this recipe really shine when paired with California Cabernet Sauvignon or California Chardonnay.

Looking for more recipes with figs?

If you are hungry for more recipes with fresh figs we have you covered. We asked our California Grown Creators to share their best fig recipes and they really delivered!

Vanilla Bean, Fig, and Mandarin Sparkling Wine Cocktail

Vanilla Bean, Fig, and Mandarin Sparkling Wine Cocktail

This delightful wine-based cocktail is the perfect recipe for fig season. It’s not overly sweet and is delightfully delicate on the palette.

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Fig Rosemary Focaccia with Honey Lemon Glaze

Fig Rosemary Focaccia with Honey Lemon Glaze

This fig focaccia from Eat the Love walks the line between savory and sweet. The mashed potato in the dough keeps the bread soft and sweet. The generously brushed topping of honey and lemon juice caramelized a bit on top giving the focaccia a crisp top. And finally, the earthy rosemary plays well with the rich and succulent fresh figs, making this a sophisticated dessert for a dinner party or a great accompanying dish to a morning or afternoon coffee or tea.

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Baked Eggplant with California Figs and Leeks

Baked Eggplant with California Figs and Leeks

Try this beautiful and delicious gluten-free recipe for Baked Eggplant with California Figs and Leeks from KC the G-Free Foodie – it’s easy to make, healthy, tasty and impressive. What’s not to love?

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Fig Financier with Brown Butter, Bay Leaf and Vanilla

Fig Financier with Brown Butter, Bay Leaf, and Vanilla

The classic French almond tea cake from Eat the Love has been given an autumnal twist with fresh bay leaf, a healthy dose of vanilla, and a fresh fig nestled into the cake. 

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This Recipe for Baked Oatmeal Fig Stuffed Pears makes 4 stuffed pears. This image shows four of the finished pears in a baking dish.

Baked Oatmeal Fig Stuffed Pears

These tender baked pears have a surprise hidden underneath the baked oatmeal top, a perfectly roasted fig half! The sweet aromatic flavors of pear and fig are a perfect compliment to each other in this new take on a recipe for baked oatmeal.

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Fresh Fig infused Vodka

With fresh figs currently being in season, you may be looking for a few unique ways to use them. This gloriously pink, Fresh Fig Infused Vodka from This Mess is Ours is a great way to use figs that are starting to ripen quicker than you can eat them. Once the vodka is infused you can use it in any vodka cocktail recipe your heart desires.

Click here for this fresh fig recipe.
Fig, Blackberry and Goat Cheese Tart with Walnut Crust

Fig, Blackberry and Goat Cheese Tart with Walnut Crust

This easy-to-make fig and blackberry tart from Eat the Love has a goat cheese and honey filling and crisp walnut shortbread crust. It comes together fast with the use of a food processor.

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A close up of Fresh Fig & Grape Salad with Crispy Shallots

Fresh Fig & Grape Salad with Crispy Shallots

This recipe from Meg of This Mess is Ours starts with a base of leafy greens that are lightly dressed in an irresistibly bright California honey + mustard vinaigrette. Then it is piled high with crisp grapes, fresh and dried figs, crispy shallots, pistachios, and briny feta.

Click here for this recipe with fresh figs.
Ramekins of Fresh #Fig Compote and Easy Crème Brûlée on a table with fresh halved figs and lemon slices.

Fresh Fig Compote and an Easy Crème Brûlée Recipe

Have you been looking for an easy crème brûlée recipe to try at home? This is it! Rich, decadent, Lemon and White Chocolate Crème Brûlée sits atop a fresh fig compote that evokes childlike nostalgia with every spoon full. This dessert is reminiscent of the fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt cups you loved as a kid, but with a mature dessert spin for your sophisticated palate. 

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Fig and Vodka Cocktail with Lemon and Honey

This Mess is Ours’ fig-forward vodka cocktail isn’t cloyingly sweet at all; it’s the perfect equation for a refreshing cocktail when you want to beat the heat.

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Blue Cheese and Pecan Stuffed Fresh Figs

K.C. Cornwell
There is no cooking required when it comes to these delectable stuffed fresh figs. Simply assemble and serve.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 447 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Brown Turkey Black Mission or any other fresh fig
  • Blue Cheese
  • 8 ounces pecans toasted and chopped
  • Honey for drizzling

Instructions
 

  • Cut the figs in half. Cut a small amount off of the other side so the fig stays flat and stable.
  • Place the fig on a platter and top each fig with a small amount of blue cheese.
  • Sprinkle with the chopped, toasted pecans.
  • Drizzle each fig with honey.

Nutrition

Calories: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 6gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 406mgFiber: 8gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 2mg
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Want to learn more about California figs?

Explore our favorite recipes with fresh and dried figs, learn about how California figs are grown, and expand your fig knowledge.

Click here to learn more about figs.

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