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25 Fresh Fig Recipes You’ll Love

These tasty fig recipes go well beyond Fig Newtons!

From jam to cookies to pudding, figs just might become your new go-to ingredient.

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The fig is a lesser-known fruit that, depending on your location, can be hard to find fresh.

Of course, you’ll see dried figs in plenty of stores. And they’re a terrific alternative for all kinds of recipes.

But fresh figs are so much better! So if you see them, snatch them up quick!

Easy Fig Recipes You Can Make at Home

With plenty of antioxidants and fibers, these super fruits deserve a spot on everyone’s table.

So go ahead and try these fresh fig recipes because there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

1. Fig Jam

Step aside grape and strawberry, there’s a new sheriff in town. This fig jam recipe will be the star of the show on your canned goods shelf this season.

Use this jam to top toast, biscuits, and even ice cream! If you can put jam on it, this fig jam will be good to have.

Expand your jam palette and try this fig jam. Jam out to its unique, earthy flavor.

It’s less sweet than traditional jams, with plenty of true-to-form fig flavor shining through.

2. Fig and Honey Smoothie

There’s no better way to get a large serving of fruits and vegetables into your day than with a delicious smoothie.

This fig and honey smoothie is packed with antioxidants and plenty of good-for-you carbs and fats. Plus, it is naturally sweetened with fruit and honey.

Try this for breakfast or as a late afternoon snack. You won’t be disappointed! The sweet treat is incredibly satisfying and filling.

3. Fig Bars

Similar to the ever-popular Fig Newton cookie, fig bars are a healthier alternative. These bars remind me of granola bars.

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Fig bars provide the quick energy you need for a day on the go.

Make a batch at the beginning of the week, and you’ll always have a healthy snack within arms reach. Better pack two for the road, just in case.

These fig bars are a delicious treat that you can feel good about! Grab a burst of energy when you bite into these homemade fig bars.

4. Fig Bread

This sweet bread is packed to the hilt with delicious fig pieces. Enjoy a large, warm slice of this fruit loaf.

Serve it for breakfast, or as a mild dessert. This fig bread is delicious at any time of the day.

Introduce your friends to the wonderful world of friends by sharing a slice with them, too!

This fruity, nutty bread is the perfect baked good for a rainy day. Who can be sad with this delicious aroma wafting through your home?

5. Fig Newtons 

This copycat recipe yields cookies that are as good as the real thing! Satisfy your craving at home with this Fig Newton recipe.

The good news is, these homemade treats don’t have the chemical preservatives found in store-bought cookies.

Make a healthy choice for your family and prepare these all-natural cookies at home instead of buying the packaged ones.

The resulting light and fluffy cookie is perfectly stuffed with delicious fig jam. You may like these more than the store-bought version!

6. Fig, Tahini, and Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are Nestle Toll House’s elegant twin from boarding school.

They take your favorite cookie up a level by adding high-end ingredients like fig and tahini.

The earthy combination of fig and tahini add a Mediterranean flair to this traditional treat. Enjoy a classier dessert when you make these cookies!

Don’t go in expecting the same cookie you are used to. Enjoy these delicious cookies in a class all their own.

7. Honey Roasted Chicken and Figs

Figs and honey go together like peanut butter and jelly. Enjoy the exotic flavor pairing in this roast chicken recipe.

If I had to choose a last meal, it would be roast chicken. The tender and juicy meat is just better than anything else out there.

This honey and fig roasted chicken will make a delicious entree for a weekend dinner, and no one will know how simple it is to make!

8. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Figs

You could wrap anything in bacon and it would be delicious, but few foods make bacon better. Figs are one of them.

Their sweet fruit juices lend themselves to the bacon in an applewood-smoked way. This allows the savory saltiness of the meat to shine through.

The salty-sweet contrast is the perfect pairing for this high-class appetizer. But I must say, I will try anything wrapped in bacon!

9. Fig and Spinach Salad

If you’re looking for a way to shake up your salad game, look no further than this fig and spinach salad.

Like most fruit and greens salads, earthy spinach is the perfect accent for sweet figs.

Top this salad with a balsamic dressing, and you’ll be in business. The slight hint of sweet is all this salad needs to send your taste buds on a wild adventure.

With this recipe in your books, you will never call a salad boring again.

10. Fig Coulis

Ooh-la-la, aren’t you fancy? Elevate date night with this rich and elegant fig coulis recipe. Live like the rich and famous for a night and indulge in this delectable dish.

Forget the nine to five and sit in the lap of luxury as you treat yourself to succulent bites of irresistible fig coulis.

Expand your palette with this charming dish. It’s as pretty to look at as it is tasty to eat.

11. Fig Prosciutto Pizza

Artisan pizzas are all the rage, and now you can make your own with this fig prosciutto pizza. Sweet fig spread accents the salty prosciutto perfectly.

This is like a charcuterie board on a crust! The gourmet meats and cheese are all you need to take your average pizza to the next level.

Slice up perfection with this fig prosciutto pizza. You may just want pizza night, every night.

12. Fig and Blue Cheese Savories

Savories are similar to thumbprint cookies. Fig and blue cheese fill these buttery little bites to the brim with delicious flavor.

Figs are the perfect high-contrast food and support the sharp flavor of blue cheese well.

This strong-flavored cheese needs a buddy to mellow it out, and figs are the perfect fit.

Even blue cheese naysayers will enjoy these fig and blue cheese savories.

13. Figgy Pudding

Oh, bring me some figgy pudding! You can finally see what the song is all about with this traditional figgy pudding recipe.

Essentially, you’ll have bread pudding with a secret ingredient. Figs! The sweet and moist morsels are dispersed throughout the cinnamon-spiced dish.

I can see why the carolers want it served “out here.” It’s so they don’t have to share!

14. Fig Ice Cream

There isn’t any ice cream I won’t try, and I must say, this fig ice cream is particularly delightful.

The fig flavoring is bold enough o stand out, but mild enough not to be overly sweet.

While fig ice cream may not have the social standing of strawberry, it’s a delicious fruit-inspired flavor.

What better way to end a delightful summer day?

15. Fig Crostini

This fig crostini is a delicious, fig-filled pastry wrapped in a delightful buttery crust. Show off your baking skills and make this beautiful crostini this weekend.

The savory crust is the perfect home for delightful fig filling. The true fig flavor is brought to its full potential through a slow baking process.

Allow the figs to naturally sweeten this rustic crostini recipe.

16. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Figs

Roasted sweet potatoes are already a go-to side item, so why not dress them up and throw some figs in there, too? 

This recipe is so simple, you’ll get a new dish without adding a single step. Sweet potatoes and figs are the earthy pairings we didn’t know we needed.

Elevate your menu by serving roasted sweet potato and figs alongside your elegant entree.

17. Fig Chia Pudding

This overnight pudding is the perfect way to start your day. Both chia seeds and figs are superfoods that will pack your body with immense amounts of nutrients.

Take on whatever may come your way when you start your day with this delicious pudding.

The best part is that you can mix it up the night before and pop it in your fridge while you sleep.

The ingredients do all the work for you! 

18. Fig and Kale Salad

Kale is a bitter green, and it’s a good thing sweet figs can balance it out! Enjoy this salad as a first course, or pack it along for a nutritious lunch.

This salad is an artisanal creation that bends the rules of traditional salad making. With a sweet and savory presence, each bite is a surprising juxtaposition of flavor. 

Enjoy this salad for lunch, or as a first course for dinner. It’s bold enough to stand on its own, but still a delicious side to an entree.

19. Rustic Fig Galette

This recipe has been passed down for generations, and now it can join your home. Rustic fig galette is an old-time recipe with all the heart of a traditional dish.

Each bite has the comfort of a roaring fireplace and quaint cottage feel. The simplicity of this recipe is a testament to its roots in a simpler time.

Enjoy a taste of the golden years with this rustic fig galette recipe.

20. Pickled Figs

Pickling is a traditional way to preserve fresh produce year round. It often involves a brine and drastically changes to flavor of the produce.

These pickled figs are as elegant as they are delicious. Pickled figs are the perfect ornament to a number of dishes, but also make a great snack on the side.

Burst into a pickled fig and delight in the abundance of flavor.

21. Fig Toast

Top your toast with this delicious fig spread for a decadent way to start your day. I know, I think of breakfast too when I think of toast, but this recipe also makes a great appetizer.

Enjoy fig toast any time of day. With its earthy tones and elegant array of flavors, there isn’t a time fig toast won’t be great.

Next time you are in the mood for something light, try this recipe.

22. Chocolate-Dipped Figs

Much like chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-dipped figs are a delicious blend of fruity flavors and rich chocolate.

Amp up your dessert game with these chocolate-covered figs. Figs are firm and juicy underneath the crisp chocolate layer.

Choose your favorite chocolate and get to dipping!

23. Fig Sparkler

Mix up this fig-inspired cocktail for your next fancy occasion. This drink is a beautiful color, and it looks beautiful inside fluted champagne glasses.

Toast the New Year or celebrate a birthday with this boozy sparkling drink. Show off your bartending skills, and surprise your guests with a delightful drink.

This fig sparkler is a unique menu item that brings a lot of wow factor.

24. Fig Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is the perfect way to start your morning, break up your afternoon, or end your day! It’s known for being incredibly moist with a decadent topping.

This coffee cake is all that and more! Fig coffee cake has everything you love about coffee cake, with figs added in. It’s a delicious twist on an irresistible classic.

Serve this at your next brunch!

25. Caramelized Figs

Caramelized figs are the perfect addition to any plate. They’re sweet and juicy, with the fruits natural sugars forming most of the caramel.

Use these to top Belgian waffles or to accent more savory dishes. They are a unique conversation starter and too easy to make.

Impress your family with elegant and earthy caramelized figs.

25 Best Ways to Cook with Fresh Figs

From jam to cookies to pudding, these old-fashioned fig recipes are sure to delight!


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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