The first of September has been and gone, bringing with it cold winds and a complete change in seasonal food for the coming months – so where do you turn for rich, sweet foods at this time of year?
Figs are a truly delicious fruit which, as well as being beautifully fresh at this time of year, are perfect with both sweet and savoury dishes, and add an extra layer of depth to our autumnal favourites. Take a look at some of the best fig recipes we could find:
FIG AND BOURBON FIZZ
Start an evening in style with these innovative fig and bourbon cocktails from Southern Living, adding ginger ale and brown sugar into the mix for a fantastic autumn cocktail.
FIG SALAD WITH ROCKET, GOAT’S CHEESE AND HONEY
This fantastic salad from Mango & Tomato offers the perfect way to enjoy fresh figs. British readers may find it helpful to know that “arugula” is just America’s word for the humble rocket lettuce, which pairs with the goat’s cheese and honey to create a sweet, peppery dish.
DOUBLE DUCK BREASTS WITH BAKED FIGS
Martha Stewart presents this gorgeous David Tanis recipe, featuring duck breasts roasted with berries and spices, served with baked figs in balsamic vinegar. Rich, flavoursome and warming, this is the perfect dish for a night in with friends.
RIGATONI BRUSSEL SPROUT BAKE
For a more casual fig dish, you can’t go wrong with this surprising pasta bake from The Faux Martha – simply bake figs in with sprouts and almonds for seasonal, Moroccan-inspired comfort food!
No fig recipe list would be complete without a classic fig tart, and we’ve got an amazing one for you here with this simple, attractive version from John Barricelli’s The Seasonal Baker, featured on Serious Eats. For an intense fig flavour, this is the dessert for you!