Figs are in season and they’re more versatile than you might think. Here are some recipes to create breakfasts, frozen treats and more from the sweet fruit.
1. Pumpkin, Fig and Pecan Scones with Brown Butter Glaze: A replica of one of the tasty treats at Starbucks, these seasonal scones are easy to make, and the dough can be made ahead of time and frozen. (Recipe from Foolproof Living)
2. Fresh Fig in Cashew Cream with Toasted Coconut: Make this for breakfast as is, or easily switch it to a dessert dish with the addition of semi-sweet chocolate chips. The choice is yours.
3. Baked Rolled Barley with Figs, Berries and Cardamom: If you’re looking for a healthier breakfast than scones, this is definitely it. Lots of savory good stuff is baked together I a skillet to make a hearty, hot breakfast on a chilly, fall morning. (Recipe from Bojon Gourmet)
4. Rainbow Carrot Salad with Figs: Crunchy and sweet with a Dijon mustard and honey dressing, this salad is a nice change of pace from traditional green mixes. (Recipe from PDX Food Love)
5. Honey Roasted Fig and Goat Cheese Popsicles: Only four ingredients go into these creamy frozen treats. After the figs are roasted, the popsicles come together easily. (Recipe from Snixy Kitchen)
Now that we've hit five recipes, that feels much too limiting, so here are a few more that are worth sharing!
Vanilla, Fig and Sour Cream Popsicles: If goat cheese isn’t your thing, try figs in this popsicle instead.
The Fig and Bourbon: Figs in a cocktail? Sure. They get muddled in a shaker then shaken with bourbon and a few other cocktail staples. One more fig finishes the drink off as a garnish. (Recipe from A Cocktail Life)
Grilled Fig Caprese Salad: This brilliant salad is perfect for fall when tomatoes become scarce but figs are still plentiful. It swaps out tomatoes in a class Caprese for figs and adds a little honey to complement it all.
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