What to Do with Fresh Figs

fresh figs

Biting into a fresh fig is like biting into a piece of gourmet candy, only better.  Every time I buy figs — which are only available during August and September in most places — I intend to make cool things with them (like these ricotta & fig pancakes), but they’re so good, I end up popping them in my mouth before they ever make it into a recipe.  If you have more patience and fig ambition than I do, here are some delicious things you can do with your fresh figs:

1. Roasted figs with balsamic vinegar and prosciutto.

2. Fresh figs with prosciutto and goat cheese (or omit the prosciutto and add fresh basil leaves).

3. Figs stuffed with almond butter and drizzled with caramel.  No recipe here.  You just cut the tops off figs, put a little almond butter inside, then put the top back on and drizzle caramel sauce all over a plate full of these puppies.  YUM.

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