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15 of the best fig recipes from cakes, slices, fritters and beyond

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Figs are some of the most versatile you can cook up in your kitchen. While most go straight to desserts and those of the sweet variety, the fruit can also be enjoyed in savoury formulations. Figs are found in season in Australia from late summer to early autumn, yet can often be purchased from fruit markets throughout the year having been imported from abroad. If figs are to your liking and you have a hankering to cook up a storm this weekend, then one of the 15 best fig recipes we've collated will surely hit the spot.

Fig and coffee crumble cake

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Fig and coffee? Together in a cake? A dream combination, ideal for satiating that craving for something sweet after dinner or paired with a warm drink in the morning.

Pistachio brûlée tart with figs 

Pistachio tarts are always a winner in our eyes, their versatility meaning they can seamlessly pair with an array of flavours. When set with fig, prepare for a sensory experience with lightness at its core.

Fig and caramel French toast


Sunday mornings spent lazily making French toast with the sun streaming in the kitchen have never looked more elevated, with the addition of figs an ideal boost of flavour to add to the staple meal.

Fig, honey and thyme ricotta pancakes 

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If a French toast breakfast isn’t to your liking, these sweet fritters are the ideal alternative. Enjoy the fluffiness of ricotta with the sweetness of honey.

Chocolate, fig and caramel tart 

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Chocolate tarts are the ideal mid-week dessert, and when paired with figs they make for an easy, moorish treat to enjoy after dinner.

Fig cake 

For those who prefer a traditional cake to that of the crumble variety, this humble fig cake recipe is the way to go. Consider it the sturdy, fluffy alternative to its contemporary sister.

Fig and raspberry slice 

A fruity combination for the ages, a fig and raspberry slice is ideal for on-the-go consumption and can be consumed throughout the week as a snack or a sweet breakfast.

Mini fig cheesecakes 

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Already proportioned for each serve, mini fig cheesecakes are simply bliss. You cannot go wrong with a cheesecake, and this is one of our favourites.

Fig and freekeh salad

For those not interested in the dessert route for fig recipes, then this will be quite to your liking. Use your figs to make a salad that will fill you up, yet not leave you feeling sluggish.

Fig and goats cheese tranche

Figs and goats cheese are a dream pairing, with the two often found in combinations together. Here, we see the rumble fig paired with the cheese in the form of a sweet, succulent tranche.

Baked figs in prosciutto

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Another savoury option in the abundance of fig recipes, baking figs in prosciutto is a hearty starter ahead of any meal and combines the best of sweet and savoury.

Fig salad with cranberry jelly

Elevate your salads with the addition of jelly – how fun! Childhood nostalgia incoming! When paired with figs, it makes for a colourful midday meal.

Fig and walnut tart

Fig and walnut? In a tart together? We've never heard of a dreamier combination. Seriously, the two are a formidable flavour duo and we will be making this pronto.

Orange ricotta-stuffed figs 

Infuse your figs with a hint of citrus and a creamy dash of ricotta in this stuffed fig recipe.

Butterscotch fig trifle

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Channel your inner Brit and indulge in trifle making, this time with butterscotch and figs to satiate the sweet tooth’s amongst us.

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