Clockwise from the top left: Fig. cover via Photoworks, Fig and Prosciutto Crostini by Confections of a Foodie Bride, Fig, Flaxseed, and Pecan Cookies by Life as a H4, and Rustic Fig Pizza by Sprouted Kitchen.
With its petite size and more or less monochrome exterior, the fig is easily overshadowed by its seasonal fruit friends the mango, the watermelon, the peach, and so forth. Behind this unassuming exterior, though, lies a punch of flavor that’s no figment of the imagination!
Great in both savory and sweet dishes, and also amazing eaten alone, the versatile fig figures fabulously into epicurean exploration. To give this tasty bite a bit of the publicity it deserves, we’ve configured some recipe inspiration, from cookies to pizza, into the above photo collage. (There’s biscotti, galettes, grilled cheese, and ice cream to be had, too.)
If you have any favorite fig recipes of your own, please share!