7 Ways to Use Late-Summer Figs

Fresh Fig Salad with Feta and Blistered Jalapeños © Marcus Nilsson
By F&W Editors Posted August 10, 2015

From amazing grilled pizza to superfast crostini, here are seven ways to take advantage of delicious late-summer figs.

1. Pizza
This delicious grilled pizza is topped with creamy gorgonzola and sweet fig chunks.

2. Salad
Chef Tim Byres's healthy salad combines plump, juicy grilled figs and a quick fig jam. Or try this sweet-savory summer fruit salad with ripe green or black figs.

3. Tarts
Chestnut honey gives this beautiful fig-and-raspberry tart a spicy kick.

4. Crostini
Have 5 minutes? Top crispy toasted baguette with ricotta, salami and fig.

5. Clafoutis
F&W Best New Chef '14 Matthew Accarrino's take on the classic French dessert features juicy fresh black mission figs and port-infused whipped cream.

6. Muffins
These delicious yogurt-spelt breakfast muffins are swirled with a syrup made from fresh figs and Marsala wine. Or try these tender fig-studded cornbread muffins.

7. Cake
"I snagged this dessert from my Scandinavian grandmother," says chef Mehmet Gürs of this fantastic raspberry-and-fig cake. Or make this versatile lemon upside-down cake, which is great with any type of fruit.

Related: Fig Recipes
Ultimate Summer Fruit Recipes
Summer Desserts

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