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Fresh Summer Fig Desserts

fig goat cheese tart

Naturally sweet and syrupy, figs are delicious eaten raw, drizzled with caramel or honey, grilled and stuffed with savory goat cheese or made into an ice cream with mascarpone. Here are a variety of simple desserts that will show off this beautiful, teardrop shaped fruit and bring out its sweet flavor.


Honeyed Fig and Goat Cheese Tart

Sweet, fresh figs knows no better partner than salty, tangy goat cheese. This simple, elegant tart is an easy way to show off the divine pairing.

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Rustic Fig and Raspberry Crostatas

An inspired combination of figs, raspberries, fresh thyme, orange zest, and honey makes these Italian-style pies an unexpected change from the familiar.

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Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Caramelized Figs

Panna cotta, smooth eggless custard, is typically made with cream, but this recipe adds buttermilk and fresh goat cheese for a tangy flavor that’s a tart contrast to the sweet caramelized figs.

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Fresh Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard

Orange blossom water contributes a haunting floral note to the sunny figs layered on a bed of creamy custard for a beautiful, delicate tart.

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Grilled Fresh Figs with Ice Cream & Honey

The smokiness of the figs is complemented by the refreshing combination of mint and vanilla in this speedy and laid-back summer dessert.

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Vanilla-Fig Skillet Cobbler with Spiced Shortbread Topping

Toasted hazelnuts and warm spices give the cookie-like topping on this cobbler a deep, rich flavor that’s reminiscent of linzer cookies.

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Roasted Figs with Caramel

You can never go wrong with caramel, especially drizzled over ripe figs for a simple yet divine dessert.

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Fig & Anise Ice Cream

This is one ice cream flavor you won’t find at your supermarket. Anise lends a licorice note to fresh figs, and freezing your summer figs extends their season far beyond summer.

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Fig Bars with Thyme

Fig Newtons go gourmet: these delicious bar cookies, layered with a homemade thyme-infused fig jam, play up the crunchy texture of those tiny fig seeds.

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Figs with Lemon Scented Mascarpone & Honey

Creamy, buttery mascarpone dolloped on top of the crunchy, delicate figs and drizzled with honey makes this a drop-dead easy dessert or snack.

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