Many of us are waiting for the end of summer to taste the incredible flavor of figs.
Whether you enjoy eating them raw, dried, or with yogurt, there’s one thing that’s certain: nothing can beat these 15 delicious baked fig recipes we have in this article.
So, no matter how you prefer to eat figs, check out the following list for the best baked fig recipes to try this August!
1. Fig And Honey Galette
Everyone who enjoys eating yogurt with fruits must have tried the yogurt-fig-honey combination. We certainly have and can tell you that they go great together.
Especially when it comes to the fig and honey combo, the fruitiness and sweetness of the two ingredients respectively is such a great pair that it couldn’t be limited to a topping for yogurt.
This is why recipes like this fig and honey galette one were created to present this amazing duo in tart form and blend it with mascarpone cheese for that dairy addition.
2. Fig And Goat Cheese Tart
Rustic and savory with a touch of sweetness, this tart uses fresh Black Mission figs and creamy fresh goat cheese as the main ingredients for the filling.
However, everything about this tart is special, as even its crust is made with spelt flour which is better for the digestive system and our bowel.
Combined with olive oil, this crust is full of nutrients and good fats and becomes the perfect base for the rich fig and cheese filling.
3. Fig, Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Tart
We call it a tart, but this dish is made with puff pastry covered with fresh figs, creamy goat cheese, and caramelized onions.
While it sounds like a sweet dessert, the addition of thyme and orange zest turns this into a versatile dish that can even be served as a savory appetizer.
Nevertheless, you can always skip the thyme to turn this into more of a sweet pastry pie.
The best thing about it is that you only need 15 minutes to prepare it and then another 45 minutes of baking time.
4. Blueberry And Fig Crostata
Some people call it galette, others might call it simply a tart; regardless of the name, this blueberry and fig crostata is another open pie-style baked recipe using fig as its main ingredient.
Just like the fig and honey galette and the fig and goat cheese tart, the figs in this crostata are accompanied by another main ingredient which this time is none other than blueberries.
This results in a fruity, colorful, and wholesome crostata (or galette, or tart) whose filling hides some minced fresh tarragon leaves that are an unexpected, yet pleasant surprise for the palate!
5. Fig Hazelnut Cheesecake
A classic cheesecake might be unbeatable in taste to many people, but this fig hazelnut cheesecake is a strong contender.
Even if you don’t have any dried figs at home, go get some along with the rest of the ingredients this recipe asks for and find some time this week to make this dessert.
This is unlike any other cheesecake you’ve ever had; its base is made with crumbled vanilla cookies, followed by a layer of chopped dried figs and hazelnuts, while its top is garnished with toasted hazelnuts and a honey-bourbon drizzle.
6. Fig Newton-ish Cookies
If you want to make some sweet treats but do not have a sweet tooth, then this fig Newton-ish cookie recipe is one you should try making.
With a sweetened crust made with whole wheat flour and walnuts and a filling made with figs and honey, these cookies will trick you into thinking they are too sweet.
However, the addition of orange juice and zest, as well as the dash of nutmeg both the crust and the filling, balance the sweetness and make them just perfect for your not-too-sweet cravings.
7. Fig Scones
For people who are gluten intolerant or coeliacs, these fig scones are the perfect way to enjoy pastries gluten- and guilt-free.
Made with rice flour and rolled oats (make sure they are 100% free from gluten), each bite of these scones includes fresh fig bites in scones that have been sweetened with a bit of honey too.
Even if you can handle the gluten in your food, this recipe is a great alternative to the classic scones recipes you might have tried to make in the past.
8. Fig And Raisin Bread
If you enjoy eating your bread with jam and butter, or love having pastries filled with raisins for breakfast, then there’s no way you won’t like this fig and raisin bread.
Even though this is a bread recipe that requires the extra time bread needs for the yeast to work and rise the dough (3-4 hours for this bread), the result will reward you for your patience.
Made with bread flour and sprinkled with some cornmeal on top, this crusty, sweet bread can be eaten plain as it is, with some butter, or even with some jam and yogurt on the side.
9. Fig Ricotta Cake
This list could not but include at least one fig cake. As you can tell by now, figs are an amazing ingredient to use for all kinds of baking goods, but there’s just something about cakes that make them a staple dessert option.
For this reason, we chose this fig ricotta cake recipe as one of the best fig cake recipes you can try. The result will be a rich and somewhat moist cake that oozes with flavor thanks to its ingredients.
What are those? Figs, whole-milk ricotta cheese, and the classic ingredients you need to make a delicious, buttery cake.
10. Chocolate Fig Biscotti
Have you ever tried figs with chocolate or at least combined a fig and a chocolate-flavored ice cream ball in the same cup or waffle cone? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing out on!
Luckily for you, you don’t have to go around reaching for these ice cream flavors in town, as you can instead make these chocolate fig biscotti.
A classic Italian dessert, biscotti come in different flavors, but this one is probably one of the best we’ve ever tried.
11. Fig Spice Cake
One cake is never enough, which is why we have included this classic fig spice cake recipe in this list to offer you an alternative cake option for those who know their spices.
While this cake does not have any cheese in it, it is made with buttermilk, dried figs, walnuts, cinnamon, and cloves.
This ingredient combination makes it so unique in taste that its simple looks can trick you into thinking this is another boring cake.
Ideally made in a tube pan, try not to eat it all in one day!
12. Fig-Covered Cake
If you are looking for a cake that screams “fig” from afar, then look no further than this fig cake recipe.
Made with fig preserves, you do not have to tell your guests what this cake is made of; it can speak for itself. Inverted before being served, this cake’s bottom is covered with fig preserves, so it’s pretty clear that it is its main ingredient.
However, do inform your guests of the pecans hidden in this dessert as some folks might have nut allergies you are not aware of. And if you are aware of it, you can always skip the pecans.
13. Fresh Fig Cookies
If you are short on time and looking for a quick cookie recipe that has simple ingredients and needs figs too, these fresh fig cookies tick all the boxes.
Depending on how fast you are in the kitchen, you can make this recipe in less than 30 minutes. With fresh figs and walnuts, these cookies are healthy and delicious, and they will definitely satisfy your guests’ cravings.
Even if you make these for your kid’s afternoon treat, they are going to be a big success.
14. Fig Oatmeal Muffins
If you have some leftover figs that you would ideally like to use up by the end of the week, then this fig oatmeal muffins recipe is what you need.
While the basic muffin ingredients are present in this recipe, the addition of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and flaxseed meal, give this treat a unique taste.
Of course, the replacement of flour with oatmeal is the most distinct aspect of these muffins that are high in fiber and rich in taste.
15. Baked Figs
For those who believe that simplicity is key, there’s no better way to use figs in baking than baking them as they are.
With this simple baked fig recipe, you can make the tastiest baked figs ever without having to add them to cake, tarts, or cookies.
Instead, you simply have to cut them in half, sprinkle some walnuts and thyme on top and then drizzle them with some honey.
Bake them in the oven for no more than 10 minutes and serve them with a soft white cheese of your choice.
The Bottom Line
Figs taste great on their own. However, these x recipes make them taste even greater when baked in the oven. So, give those recipes a good look and pick the first one to try today!
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