Fig and Caramel Nut Tart
Rich, barely bitter caramel, deeply toasted nuts, and chewy figs combine in a buttery crust for a dessert designed for pairing with Madeira. A pinch of flaky sea salt makes it the perfect end to a long lunch.
Fresh Fig Clafoutis
The French dessert clafoutis is usually made with cherries, but Besh’s batter can be used as a base for any fruit in season. “The fruit caramelizes as it bakes and becomes absolutely delectable.” Slideshow: More Pie and Tart RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Best New Chefs All-Star Cookbook
Caramelized Figs with Pistachios and Vanilla Ice Cream
Star chef Kristen Kish caramelizes juicy, plump purple figs with honey to make them even juicier and more delicious. Slideshow: More Fig Recipes
Our 31 Best Fig Recipes
The beautiful thing about figs is that they can play sweet or savory. In this roundup, we’re shouting out all of our favorite dishes, from fig-and-rosemary focaccia with pecorino to a gorgeous fig and raspberry tart flavored with chestnut honey. With over 30 to choose from, you really can’t go wrong—the hardest part will be picking which one to make first.