These easy recipes for figs will give you lots of delicious options for when figs are in season. Fig season is short and this list keeps getting longer so come back as it is updated.
When are figs in season?
Of course, it totally depends on where you live, but where I’m from, figs are in season late summer into fall. Now I’m no gardener so I had to do a bit of research to tell you this next part. If you’re interested in growing your own figs, they say it’s best to plant them in the spring and as potted plants.
The big fig season is short and lasts for the months of August through October, depending on your location. But the first or "breba" season is the first few weeks in June and those figs grow on the 'old wood' or the branches that survived the winter. The second, and usually larger harvest, or "new wood" season typically runs from August through October.
Nutritional Value of Figs
Dried figs seem to offer a higher concentration of energy, minerals, and vitamins. And fresh figs contain an antioxidant value that is comparable to apples.
Figs are also a good source of a variety of vitamins such as A, K, E, and the B-complex group. Lastly, dried figs are excellent sources of minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, and zinc.
Now that we know the benefits, let’s look at a few must-try recipes!
Easy Recipes For Figs
Similar to other fruits of this nature, figs are sweet and filled with lots of tiny little seeds. It can be eaten when ripe or dried. Although we call it a fruit, it’s actually not.
Easy Fig Jam
I’ve always wanted to make a jam and this one seems easy enough to make. Figs, sugar, lemon, vanilla, water, and a little cooking seems right up my alley! Not to mention, it only takes about 30 minutes! Even better for our busy, large, always-on-the-go family.
Greek Yogurt Topped with Fresh Figs
We are a sous vide yogurt eating family and have it several times a week. Typically we’d top it with my keto granola. Now that figs are in season, I’m definitely going to be adding fresh figs to our yogurt.
Preserved figs in spiced sugar syrup are a delicious way to enjoy whole fresh figs when the short fig season is long gone. Preserve whole figs and store in canning jars with the boiling water canner instructions.
Fall Fig & Chicken Sandwich
Although this recipe calls for fancy ciabatta bread, I’ll most likely go for any bread I have on hand. The other ingredients are pretty classic to a homemade chicken salad. I’m pretty excited about making these. The added sweet flavors of the figs seem like it will be a hit with my kiddos (versus the purple grapes).
Fall Fig and Chicken Sandwich
Here are 3 different methods of drying figs.
Sheet Pan Chicken with Fig
This recipe had me at sheet pan. Anytime I can add all the ingredients in or onto one dish, I’m sold. Chicken drum sticks, dried figs, and a few handfuls of arugula are the highlight of this dish. I may substitute the drum sticks for chicken thighs or make two separate pans with both kinds of meat cuts. Adding this recipe to the sheet pan salmon and veggies my daughter LOVES.
Sheet-Pan Chicken With Figs
Calling for just bacon and figs, I can’t pass this combination up. This seems like the perfect brunch and/or potluck type of meal. Regardless, it’s going on my all-things-fig try list.
Bacon Wrapped Figs
A recipe I found said to combine honey, butter, and figs in a pan, cook until soft, and serve hot. Another recipe that sounds so yummy! The Spruce Eats suggests putting this yummy goodness on top of ice cream or topped with a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream.
Fresh figs seem to be a go-to salad topper. We typically go for mixed salad greens, but I also like my fair share of kale. Perhaps the hubby would like the kale if it were topped with figs?? I don’t know, but it’s worth a try!
Fresh Fig Salad
Amaretto baked figs
Roasting fruit or a vegetable will always bring out the sweetness. Baking figs will enhance the already sweet fruit.
Amaretto baked figs
California Fig-Cranberry Sauce with Oranges and Port
Fig Mead: Honey Fig Wine
Spiced Chocolate & Dried Fig Cake
Fig, Rosemary, & Goat Cheese Tartines
Chewy Oatmeal Fig Cookies Recipe
Fig upside down cake
Fresh Figs with Ricotta and Honey
Fig Coffee Cake
Fresh Fig & Ricotta Cake
Place the butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on medium speed for 3…
Savory Fruit Salad Recipe
Fig and Rosemary Sticky Glazed Roast Chicken
Vegan Savory Fig & Walnut Stuffing Slice
Figs with Walnuts and Honey
Roasted Sweet Potato and Fig Kale Salad
Chocolate Covered Fig Bars (P | V)
Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Prosciutto
Balsamic Fig Chicken (with whole figs!)
Roasted Fig Tart with Honey and Mascarpone
Walnut Fig Cookies
Baked Brie Recipe (3 Flavorful Ways)
Spiced Fig Preserve Cake
Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Fig Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
No-Bake Gluten-Free Fig Newtons
Although fall typically ushers in soup and all things pumpkin spice season, I’m gonna be adding figs to my shopping list and meal plan. Apparently, they’re only in for a short amount of time, so I gotta jump on it! I’d love to know if you’ve cooked with figs before. If so, what are some of your favorite recipes? Let me know in the comments below!