33 Fig Recipes For When You Just Have A Craving

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we ate cake.


I love figs, but it took me longer than I care to admit to realize that the things I thought of as “figs” (i.e., dried) were even better fresh. (I blame Canada.) These fig recipes use both, to keep you going whether in season and out.

Also, there’s probably a rule that I have to include this:

1. Fig and Lemon Sparkler with Basil Mint Simple Syrup


2. Fig Thyme


3. Broiled Figs with Labneh Panna Cotta


4. Balsamic Roasted Figs and Shallots with Herbed Socca


5. Baked Figs with Bacon, Cheese and Pecans on Grilled Bread


6. Eggplant with California Figs and Leek


7. Grilled Fig Tartines


8. Fig and Arugula Salad with Pistachio Pesto


9. Bacon-Wrapped Fig and Honeycrisp Apple Salad with Salted Caramel Pecans


10. Roasted Beetroot Salad with Figs and Balsamic Dressing


11. Tomato, Fresh Fig and Blue Cheese Salad


12. Lebanese Freekeh and Fig Salad


13. Zucchini Noodles with Fig, Arugula and Pancetta


14. Balsamic Fig Glazed Pork with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes and Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta


15. Indian Sweet Rice with Dried Figs and Nuts


16. Fig, Olive Oil and Sea Salt Challah


17. Fig Tart With Caramelized Onions, Rosemary and Stilton


18. Roasted Fig Tart with Honey and Mascarpone


19. Quick Balsamic Fig Roasted Tomato and Burrata Cheese Tarts


20. Roast Duck Pizza with Figs and Arugula


21. Dandelion Green Pesto, Fresh Fig and Gorgonzola Pizza with Prosciutto


22. Fig and Rosemary Sticky Glaze Roast Chicken


23. Brown Sugar Roasted Fig Oatmeal


24. Cinnamon Spiced Amaranth Porridge


25. Fig and Zucchini Wheat Bread


26. Fresh Fig and Almond Breakfast Cake


27. Whiskey Yogurt Fig Popsicles


28. Fig Hazelnut Financiers


29. Five-Ingredient, No-Bake Fig Newton Bites


This take on fig newtons is gluten free, vegan and paleo!

30. Raw Vanilla Coconut Fig Slice

raw vanilla coconut fig slice

These slices are raw, vegan, sugar free, dairy free and gluten free!

31. Fig and Blueberry Crisp with Goat Cheese Whipped Cream


32. Honey Earl Grey Fig Cake


33. Roasted Fig and Ginger Ice Cream


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Ryan Yates was the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com, with bylines in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, The Daily Beast, Jezebel, and elsewhere. They live in Los Angeles and also on twitter and instagram.

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  1. I had a super disappointing fig yogurt-related experience this morning, so I think I’m pretty much required to make something off of this list for dinner. The only question is how I’m supposed to choose just one thing to make when everything looks so delicious

  2. Heh I have figgy recipe I could add but I can’t share it, because it’s a family secret and it’s way too heavy duty.
    Cucidati aka fig cookies.

    Had no idea there could or would be so many savoury recipes for figs. Sweet sure, but savoury? Wouldn’t have thought it.

    I missed last week’s cake round up…

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