In case you haven’t heard, fig season is upon us, and it won’t last long. So you’d better get yourself to a farmers’ market ASAP and snatch up as many of these beauties as you can. You’ll probably need a basket (or two!) to celebrate the season with these figgy recipes. Just look for figs that give a little when you apply pressure, but are not mushy or soft and are free from bruising. Now, back to those recipes.
1, Oven Roasted Figs With Ricotta-Vanilla Cream: This one’s for all the minimalists out there. A simple roasting brings out the natural sweetness in the figs, and the ricotta provides the perfect creamy pairing. (via Williams-Sonoma Taste Blog)
2. Hazelnut Layer Cake With Fig Compote: Layers of luscious fig compote get sandwiched between hazelnut cake and then smothered in cream cheese frosting. We’ll have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, please. (via Dolly and Oatmeal)
3. Grilled Fig Tartines: What happens when you combine all of our favorite foods into one dish? You get this sandwich. Grilling halved figs caramelizes them and brings out all of their juicy goodness. They’re the ultimate pairing for salty prosciutto and creamy goat cheese. (via Honestly Yum)
5. Roasted Cauliflower With Figs and Olives: This unexpected combo hits all the right notes: salty, sweet and fresh. Pair it with grilled meats for a delicious late-summer supper. (via Brooklyn Supper)
6. Spelt and Oat Fig Bars: Whether you need some energy for your next hike or are just looking for something to liven up a kid’s lunchbox, these bars are a great on-the-go solution. Bonus: This recipe calls for fig preserves, so you can get your figgy fix year-round. (via Sprouted Kitchen)
7. Fig and Goat Cheese Ice Cream: This isn’t the first recipe on this list to mix figs and goat cheese, but there’s a good reason for that! We can’t get enough of the balance between tangy goat cheese and sweet figs. Serve this for dessert to impress guests at your next barbecue. (via White on Rice Couple)
8. Rigatoni Brussels Sprout Bake: This kind of comfort food makes us feel okay about the impending cold weather. Pasta, veggies, figs, cheese and some crunchy nuts are baked together in some yummy gooey goodness. (via FauxMartha)
9. Fig Syrup: This heavenly sauce combines figs with spices, a little citrus and shallots. It’s a great accompaniment for a variety of dishes, but we’re especially excited to serve it with pork tenderloin this fall. (via Saveur)
12. Vanilla Bean and Fig Shortbread: This little batch of shortbread packs a mighty punch. If the figs and cookies aren’t enough for you, there’s a honey drizzle to top it all off. (via Vegetarian Ventures)
13. Brown Sugar Roasted Fig Oatmeal: This cozy fall breakfast is like wrapping yourself up in a cashmere blanket. Roast the figs in the oven while oatmeal simmers on the stovetop. Mmmm… (via Joy the Baker)
Which one of these recipes makes your mouth water? Let us know in the comments below!