35+ Favorite Fig Recipes to Try at Home!

Indulge in the luscious sweetness and delicate texture of figs with a collection of mouthwatering fig recipes. Whether enjoyed fresh or incorporated into savory or sweet dishes, figs add a touch of elegance and natural sweetness to these favorite recipes.

From salads to desserts, figs shine in a variety of dishes, showcasing their unique flavor and enticing aroma.

In this post, we’ll explore a selection of irresistible fig recipes that will awaken your taste buds and invite you to savor the exquisite flavors and textures that figs have to offer. Get ready to embark on a delectable journey through the world of fig-infused delights.

The BEST Fig Recipes

Grana padano wrapped in prosciutto and topped with fig jam.
These bites of Prosciutto Wrapped Grana Padano with Fig Preserves are the perfect party snack. This easy to make, no-bake finger food comes together in under 10-minutes.
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Chicken Linguini with Figs & Goat Cheese in a large skillet, ready to serve.
This Chicken Linguine with Figs & Goat Cheese is a delicious 30-minute meal that’s made with dried figs, red wine & smoky bacon. It’s delicious paired with a glass of Merlot or Pinot Noir.
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Two fig cocktails in glasses garnished with fresh figs.
This Fig Cocktail is made with vodka and a vanilla bean & fig simple syrup. Combining it with soda water gives a nice fizz and ties this beautiful drink together. 
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With a nutty cocoa crust, creamy chocolate filling, and zippy fresh figs, this chocolate fig tart makes a stunning early fall dessert.
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Roasted Squash, Caramelized Fig and Feta Salad is the ultimate fall side dish. It's dressed in a simple cider vinaigrette that’s hinted with warming orange zest and fresh thyme. Delightful!
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Honey and Fig Pavlova is a beautiful and a show stopping desert that doesn’t require tons of effort but only a little time and patience.
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An easy and delicious breakfast, this Almond Milk Fig Chia Pudding is pretty, vegan, and with no added sugars!
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This fig galette recipe combines creamy goat cheese, juicy figs, caramelized shallots, and kicky za’atar all tucked into flaky pastry. Drizzled with golden honey, they make a special savory-sweet appetizer for late summer and early fall. 
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Homemade fig granola—aka the unbelievably delicious alchemy that happens when you combine oats, honey, and oil with some handfuls of chopped nuts and dried fruit.
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Delicious fig jam with black peppercorns and cinnamon to give the jam a warmer flavor and a fall twist. Jars of spiced fig jam make wonderful holiday gifts!
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This Roasted Fig Goat Cheese Ice Cream tastes like cheesecake! And it is super smooth. The roasted fig compote streaked through the ice cream is a perfect creamy pairing.
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The honey-like nature of figs, paired with salty sliced meat, come together on a golden brown crust for a sweet and savory combination in this Prosciutto and Fig Pizza that is far much better than any pizza delivery. 
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This sweet Fig Smoothie features fresh figs alongside pomegranates bursting with flavor. Thick Greek yogurt and a handful of coconut flakes for garnish round this Fig Smoothie out to make it a sip-able, creamy dream.
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Figgy Brioche Buns with Rosemary Icing are buttery and flaky and full of figs in every bite! The rosemary buttercream really adds a beautiful touch to these rolls.
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These wholesome Fig and Date Energy Balls are a fresh flavor twist on classic date energy balls. They’re an easy, healthy snack recipe and taste positively divine!
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These roasted figs with honey and yoghurt are one of life's simple pleasures. Deliciously sweet figs roasted until soft and jammy served with creamy yoghurt, chopped walnuts and honey. A great breakfast or dessert!
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Impress your guests with Delicious Balsamic Fig Glazed Pork served on a bed of creamy polenta. It's such a flavor packed combination that everyone will love!
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Dark chocolate dipped figs: the easiest seasonal dessert you hadn't thought of (until now!). Finished with a generous sprinkle of flaky salt, these are a crowd-pleasing, healthy(ish) dessert option, especially perfect for a crowd.
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Fig Moscow Mules: the perfectly spiced, refreshing fall vodka cocktail you didn't know you needed! Our version is made with homemade fig-infused vodka, but we've also included a shortcut if you don't have the time to infuse.
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Oatmeal Fig Bars- made with whole grain oatmeal and natural sweeteners, these fig bars make for a healthy treat that everyone will love!
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Sweet, jammy fresh figs meet creamy Cambozola cheese, toasted walnuts, and a touch of honey. These Stuffed Figs are an irresistible early-fall nosh that’s perfect for entertaining.
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This Ricotta Cake with Fig Jam and Honey Whipped Cream is simple and sweet one-layer cake. The crumb is so soft and so moist.
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This Balsamic Chicken and Figs is a wonderful one pan dish to serve in late summer when fresh figs are in season. The combination of sweet and juicy figs with the crispy skinned chicken and tangy balsamic sauce is so delicious.
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Fig and Arugula Salad with goat cheese, toasted pecans, and fresh basil tossed in a maple-sweetened balsamic vanilla vinaigrette. Not only is it visually beautiful, but it’s also a very simple salad to make!
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Creamy Fig and Honey Mascarpone Tart is a beautiful summer fruit tart with creamy lemon mascarpone filling and sweet sliced figs glazed in honey. This approachable recipe requires a handful of fresh ingredients and can be made in under an hour.
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Goat Cheese is a sweet and savory fall appetizer bursting with flavor. Each fig is stuffed with creamy goat cheese, wrapped with prosciutto, and topped with rosemary, honey, and flaky finishing salt.
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Chocolate Fig Hazelnut Mini Muffins sweetened with dried figs and smashed banana. Grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and perfect for easy bite-sized snacks.
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These easy Homemade Fig Newtons have a jammy fig center enveloped by a slightly sweet, soft cookie. Every bite takes us right back to our childhood!
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Shortbread cookies with the taste of a fig newton, boasting buttery, crisp edges and delicious flavor.
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These Honey Balsamic Fig and Burrata Crostini are so simple and delicious. Toasted bread rubbed with garlic is slathered with burrata and topped with fresh figs, honey and balsamic glaze.
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Fig Olive Rosemary Whole Wheat Focaccia is easy to make, absolutely delicious, wholesome, and the perfect balance of sweet and salty. It’s the perfect addition to an appetizer spread or cheeseboard, and it’s also a wonderful bread to use for sandwiches, or just to snack on! 
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Sink your teeth into this deliciously tempting authentic Italian Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe with Fresh Figs and Honey. You will love the amazing Ricotta cheese flavor in this tasty cake that is sure to quickly become a family favorite.
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The highly nutritious and underestimated Fig Milkshake is just three simple ingredients blended until creamy.
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A fresh homemade fig bread just out of oven with an appetizing aroma of cinnamon. What is a better way to start your day on a September morning? No matter when you have it, you will enjoy this easy, healthy and vegan treat with walnuts, figs and bananas. 
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Figgy Pudding is a delicious, moist steamed Christmas pudding with dried figs, nuts, dried fruit, and warming spices!
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These no bake tahini fig bars are chewy, nutty (without any nuts) and loaded with powerhouse ingredients. Make a batch on the weekend and have a delicious, healthy snack all week long. Nut free and dairy-free.
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These dark chocolate fig truffles have a delicious filling made of dried figs, walnuts and shredded coconut. They're dipped in dark chocolate and topped with a pinch of sea salt.
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Common Questions about Figs

What do figs taste like?

Figs have a sweet, honey-like flavor with subtle notes of berry and a slightly floral aroma. The texture can range from soft and tender to slightly chewy.

Are figs healthy?

Figs are a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. They also contain vitamins and minerals like vitamin B6, vitamin K, and calcium. However, they are also high in natural sugars, so they should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

How do you eat figs?

Figs can be enjoyed fresh, simply by washing them and biting into their juicy flesh. They are also delicious when added to salads, desserts, or used as a topping for yogurt or oatmeal. Figs can be used in both sweet and savory dishes, offering endless cooking possibilities.

Are figs a seasonal fruit?

Yes, figs have a relatively short growing season, typically in late summer and early fall. However, dried figs are available year-round and can be used in recipes when fresh figs are not available.

How to Store Figs

  • Fresh Figs: Store ripe figs in the refrigerator to help them stay fresh longer. Place them in a paper towel-lined container or perforated plastic bag to allow air circulation. Use within a few days for the best flavor and texture.
  • Dried Figs: Store dried figs in an airtight container at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture. They can last for several months when stored properly.

How to Make Ahead

Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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35+ BEST Fig Recipes

Indulge in the luscious sweetness and delicate texture of figs with a collection of mouthwatering fig recipes. Whether enjoyed fresh or incorporated into savory or sweet dishes, figs add a touch of elegance and natural sweetness to these favorite recipes. Try these bites of Prosciutto Wrapped Grana Padano with Fig Preserves. This easy to make, no-bake finger food comes together in under 10-minutes.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 4 ounces thinly sliced Prosciutto di Parma (¼ pound)
  • 4 ounces Grana Padano cheese
  • 2 ounces fig preserves


  • Cut the Grana Padano into thin slices about 1-inch in diameter. 
  • To each piece, add a small dollop of fig preserves. 
  • Cut each slice of prosciutto in quarters and wrap them around the cheese pieces.Enjoy!
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Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 1mg

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