Sweet and Savory Fig Recipes Ripe for Any Occasion
Pita with Figs, Caramelized Onions, and Ricotta
Craving figs for lunch? Here's how to prepare them: Start with your pita pockets, then top them with ricotta cheese, caramelized onions, fresh figs, and a drizzle of honey. You'll never go back to a plain PB & J.
Warm Brie with Fig and Pistachio Tapenade
You can never go wrong with a wheel of gooey baked brie, especially with a three-ingredient fig tapenade piled on top. Serve with crackers, pears, and baguette slices, and the party is already started.
Cast-Iron Figgy Brie Rolls
Each one of these homemade rolls has a surprise sweet-and-savory filling inside. Start with gooey, melting Brie, then roll figs, honey, and sage into each one of these flaky rolls that are baked to perfection in a cast-iron skillet.
Port-Poached Figs with Greek Yogurt
Wine, fruit, yogurt—this fig treat is loaded with superfoods! Served in a chilled port sauce with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of pistachios, each bite of this fruity wonder will send your taste buds to dessert heaven.
Pear-Fig Pie with White Cheddar Crust
Slow cooker pie eliminates the need to fuss about an overcooked crust in a hot oven. While the pear and fig filling gets extra juicy and tender, the pie crust slow cooks to a flaky golden brown.
White Chocolate Blondies with Macadamia Nuts and Figs
Instead of dressing your blondies up with chocolate chips, make them fruity and crunchy with dried figs and macadamia nuts. You don't have to skip the chocolate completely, though—just add a drizzle of white chocolate on top.
Dried figs and chevre (also known as goat cheese) certainly sounds like a fancy appetizer, but this creamy, super-delish spread has a place at even the most casual gatherings. Plus, you can make it up to a day in advance and refrigerate for an easy snack to scoop up later.
Cornmeal Cakes with Berry-Fig Chutney
Just as good as any pancakes, these cornmeal cakes are best when topped with a smear of goat cheese and a blueberry- and fig-sweetened chutney. For a showy presentation, add a few mint leaves on top.
Clementine-Fig Spice Cake
These gorgeous clementine upside-down cakes are a "wow" on any day, especially when your guests sink their forks into the fig-filled, apple pie-spiced cake. Don't sweat it if you don't have enough custard cups—just bake in muffin cups instead.
Turkey Breast Stuffed with Sausage, Fennel, and Figs
We know what's for dinner tonight: These stuffed grilled turkey breasts. Sausage, onion, dried figs, and fennel seeds form the filling, so it's almost like Thanksgiving is coming early!
Fig, Pancetta, and Goat Cheese Brunch Casserole
Every brunch party needs a showstopping casserole, and this savory dish is here to steal the spotlight. Ciabatta bread cubes, pancetta, and dried figs are the stars, but plenty of fresh goat cheese serves as an ideal creamy supporting player.
Fig-Orange Breakfast Barley
Not just for desserts and appetizers, you can bring figs to your breakfast table with this powerful grain bowl. Orange slices, honey, and dried figs make this oatmeallike breakfast sweeter and even more irresistible.
Fresh figs and fresh apples? Count us in! This mouthwatering cake stays moist all on its own, and the fresh fruit lends plenty of juiciness and flavor. The only toppings it needs is a spoonful of decadent mascarpone cheese and a drizzle of honey.
Steak with Fig Tapenade
Your steak dinner becomes restaurant-worthy with a fig tapenade topper. Don't be shy with the portions, either—the figs will lose their structure if refrigerated, so load up each steak with an extra scoop.
Fig and Pear Cobbler with Cornmeal-Amaretti Biscuits
It's official: Fresh pears and dried figs are our favorite cobbler filling ever. An out-of-this-world filling needs a stunning topper to match, so we combined crushed amaretti cookies with cornmeal for sweet, flaky biscuits.
Chicken Meatballs in Port-Fig Sauce
Cheese and figs are usually our first choice for appetizers, but these meatballs might just change our minds about what we reach for first at parties. These chicken meatballs are slow cooked in port and chopped dried figs to add just a touch of sweet flavor.
Squash Carpaccio with Goat Cheese and Figs
Grab your garden gloves because this dish is all about fresh ingredients. A full pound each of zucchini and summer squash ribbons will draw potluck-goers in, and juicy fresh figs mixed in will have them coming back for seconds.
Steamed Figgy Pudding
Christmas is coming early in the form of this rich, wintry fig dessert. You can wait to serve this baked pudding during the holidays, but we won't tell if you dust off your pudding mold a little earlier in the year.
Apricot-Fig Meringue Bars
Three-layer bars always get our attention at dessert, especially when the middle layer is a smooth mix of dried figs and apricot preserves. And, of course, a light and fluffy meringue frosting on top never hurts.