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Easy & Delicious Fresh Fig Recipes

Updated on June 12, 2015
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Amber is a freelance writer who enjoys making and creating simple and delicious recipes. She can often be found in the kitchen.

You will love this wonderful and delicious variety of fresh fig recipes. Appetizers, breads, muffins, cakes, desserts, and even a smoothie!
You will love this wonderful and delicious variety of fresh fig recipes. Appetizers, breads, muffins, cakes, desserts, and even a smoothie!

Fresh figs are sweet and tender fruits, full of fiber, and a candy-like flavor. They are a summer and early fall treat, that have a growing season of three to four months.Their unique fresh taste can not be compared to dried or preserved figs.

Figs will taste the best picked fresh from the tree. You must pick them when they are ripe for the best flavor. Figs spoil easily, keeping them in the refrigerator will allow them to last longer. Unlike a lot of fruits, figs will not ripen once they are picked.

If you don't own, or know anyone with a fig tree, you can buy them from farmers markets or your local grocery. Thoroughly check the figs you buy at grocery stores as they tend to be old and molded. You can also check your local farmers market or Craigslist for people selling them there.

Figs and Blue Cheese
Figs and Blue Cheese | Source
Fig Muffins
Fig Muffins | Source

Fresh Fig Recipes

Figs & Blue Cheese Appetizer

Fresh Figs

Crumbled Blue Cheese


Cut an x into yor figs, not cutting too deep, and stuff with crumbled blue cheese. Drizzle with honey and serve on a plate or platter.

Fig Muffins

1 Cup All Purpose Flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup brown sugar

5 tbsp softened butter

1 cup chopped fresh figs

Butter or oil your muffin pan and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In one bowl mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl mix milk, egg, and vanilla. In your third bowl beat together butter and brown sugar until combined. Alternate mixing the dry and wet ingredients with the brown sugar mixture, until well blended. Be careful not to over mix. Gently fold in chopped figs and fill your muffin pan. Bake for 20- 25 minutes and then let them cool completely before removing from pan.

Berry Fig Smoothie

1/2 cup your choice milk

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

4 large figs

2 cups ice

Blend all ingredients on high and serve.

Fresh Fig Cake

2 cups chopped figs

2 cups cake flour

1 tsp cream of tartar

1 tsp baking powder

1.2 tsp ground ginger (optional)

1/4 cup of oil

1/3 cup milk

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

Add all ingredients to a large bowl and stir well. Pour into an 8x8 pan and bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes. You can eat plain or add whipped cream, cream cheese frosting, or a glaze.

Fantastic Fig Jam

(Makes 2 cups of jam)

2 cups of fresh figs, cut into pieces

1 cup sugar or honey

3/4 cup water

1 tbsp lemon juice

In a bowl combine the figs, sugar, and lemon juice. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. Then pour into a pan and turn on medium heat. Add the water and bring to a boil. Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes. Transfer into jars. Seal the jars and let them cool. This jam will keep for up to 2 months in the refrigerator.

Figs & Goat Cheese Appetizer

Lay a wedge of goat cheese on a plate, or platter, and top with sliced fresh figs and drizzled honey. You can spread this on crackers, toasted bread, etc.

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    • georgialgal1984 profile image

      Mrs Clark 4 years ago from United States

      I'm originally from Indiana, so I too, had never had fresh figs. They are plentiful here in the south. My neighbor has a fig tree that we pick from every year. They're almost ready for picking and I can not wait!

      The taste is hard to describe. I've found that most people either love or hate them. My husband wants nothing to do with them, but my children eat them like candy. Hope you get to try them one day. I love figs but not fig newtons. :) Thanks for your comments and I hope you have a safe and wonderful night~

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I have never had fresh figs, and I'm not sure they're even available in Massachusetts. I'm insanely curious how they taste, though. The closest I've had are those Fig Newton cookies! And that is a far cry from fresh fruit.

      This is a great selection of recipes to use figs with. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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      Mrs Clark 5 years ago from United States

      Peggy W- thanks so much for your comments, voting up, and sharing! Wow! I hope that your fig tree produces for you too! Our neighbors tree hangs over our fence and they allow us to get all we want. So thankful for their generosity! We eat them like candy, they are that good.... Hope you have a terrific Tuesday~

      RTalloni- Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! Please let me know when you try out the muffins, I think you will love enjoy them. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday~

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Ooooh! Our figs are just forming and we are so looking forward to this year's harvest. Thanks for sharing these easy recipes, some of which are new to me. Planning on those fig muffins now. :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Wow...these recipes sound delicious! I hope that our fig tree in the backyard produces figs this year. We have a large oak tree from the neighbor's yard behind that shades it. Would be grand to pick fresh figs and use them in the ways you presented. I especially like the sound of the first one with the blue cheese and honey. Up, useful and interesting votes and will share with my followers.

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      Mrs Clark 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks so much for your comments, pointers, and voting up! I just deleted some of them because I couldn't figure out how to put them exactly by each recipe. Hope your week is wonderful~

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      Victoria Van Ness 5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Very nice. I've never tried figs before, but they sound scrumptious reading through your recipes.

      One tip - I would put the pictures next to the corresponding recipes as I found myself scanning up and down, up and down again trying to look at the pictures the recipes were describing as I was reading them. :) Voted up.

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      Mrs Clark 5 years ago from United States

      Beth100- I love fresh figs too! I can eat them daily when they are in season. Thanks so much for your comments and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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      Mrs Clark 5 years ago from United States

      Chitrangada Sahran- Thanks so much for your comment! I love figs and can't wait for the season to start here in Georgia. Please let me know if you try out the recipes. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      These fig recipes are indeed fabulous. I am definitely going to try them, with your well explained instructions and helpful pictures.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Beth100 5 years ago from Canada

      Oh, I love fresh figs!!! These recipes look delicious, especially the fig brulee. Can hardly wait to try these out!