4 Fantastic Fig Recipes for Fall
Today I am sharing 4 Fantastic Fig Recipes for Fall to share with you friends and family this season.
This season I have had a slight obsession with figs, which are a delicious addition to any meal. Today I wanted to share 4 Fantastic Fig Recipes for Fall that will impress your holiday guests. I will be using a selection of both Black Mission and Brown Turkey Figs. All of these recipes utilize fresh figs, which are such a delight to work with in the kitchen.
As a side note, my husband grew up with a a fig tree in his grandfather’s backyard, so they always had fresh figs seasonally. I was never that lucky, it was only Fig Newtons for me, LOL! However, I do aspire to grow my own soon, so wish me luck.
1. Thyme Roasted Figs, My first recipe is a basic roasting of the figs, so we will be splitting them in half. Coating them lightly with a good Olive Oil, I will be using a Tuscan Flavored Olive Oil. Then lightly sprinkle with salt, Pepper and fresh thyme leave. Roast in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.The figs will become very soft, fragrant and sweet. They will also make their own juices, so I recommend foil lining your baking sheet for easy clean up. The figs can be used to top grilled meats like pork chops or grilled chicken, and taste great over a rice pilaf as a side dish.
2. Roasted Fig & Goat Cheese Salad, The second recipe can be used with the very same roasted figs, if you make a few extras, and involves adding them into a salad. If you are a salad pre-packer for the week, give this spinach, roasted fig and goat cheese salad a try, you will love it. Just add a few of your roasted figs to a bed of spinach, with medallions of herbed goat cheese. Pick a nut for crunch, like a Sriracha Cashew, to also bring a little heat, then drizzle with a local honey, and balsamic glaze. This makes a great vegetarian lunch, for your meatless Monday. 3. Grilled Fig & Cheese Sandwich, is our third fall favorite. Around here we love to pair this sandwich with a cup of my Homemade Butternut Squash Soup, you can check our my recipe here. First thinly slice up your figs and layer them with a mixture of cheeses onto fresh bread. Our favorite cheese blend is spread a little herbed Goat Cheese on each side of the bread to hold the figs in place then layer with Havarti and Gouda. Lightly pan grill, or you can bake them in the oven too if you are making several at once. Tip- make sure you butter the outside of the bread to get a crisp toasting. 4. Old Fashioned Fig Cocktail, Figs also make nice flavor additions to cocktails. So for my last recipe, I have a simple way to utilize the fresh figs by muddling them directly into a shaker, be sure to remove the stems prior. Add in bourbon, cranberry juice, honey and fresh lemon juice, and fill the shaker glass with ice. Shake and double strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with a lemon slice.
- 1 split California black mission fig
- 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 ounce cranberry juice
- 1/4 ounce honey
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice