Fig, mozzarella & prosciutto salad. Photo / Babiche Martens

Fig Recipes: Fresh Ways To Use Autumn's Favourite Fruit

Sweet or savoury, these recipes make it easy to make the most of fig season

Fig, Mozzarella & Prosciutto Salad
Quick and elegant, this fig salad is perfect for any occasion. Serve with crusty bread for a delicious light lunch, or enjoy as is for a fancy gluten-free bite.

Fig & Blue Cheese Cos Leaves
These cos treats will surprise family and friends. A match made in heaven with a drizzle of honey and crunchy lettuce leaves. If serving for a cocktail party, warm the honey just before. Your guests will be back for more.

Tarte tatin with figs & honey. Photo / Babiche Martens

Tarte Tatin With Figs & Honey
All you need is a handful of ingredients to create this golden tarte tatin. Serve warm with clouds of softly whipped cream for a swoon-worthy dessert. Relax and enjoy knowing there’s only one pan to tend to come clean up time.

Mozzarella, Prosciutto & Fig Salad
This fig salad recipe will blow you away – it's beautifully creamy, salty and sweet. The torn bocconcini and peppery watercress with a pomegranate drizzle is delicious and makes a wonderful starter or accompaniment to grilled chicken. Best of all, with this salad, there’s no cooking involved.

Flatbread with figs & feta. Photo / Babiche Martens

Flatbread with Figs & Feta
These homemade flatbreads are delicious served warm, topped with golden figs, creamy feta and soft red onions. Drizzle with olive oil and enjoy.

Baked Figs with Red Wine & Cinnamon
Prepare for this one-pan wonder to become a real favourite this autumn. The combination of red wine, cinnamon and figs creates a simple, sophisticated dessert that’s positively dreamy served on cool nights with a dollop of mascarpone.

Fig & mozzarella bruschetta. Photo / Babiche Martens

Fig Cream-Filled Croissants
Enjoy croissants with a hot coffee? Try stuffing your pastry with this delicious perfumed cream. Rich and luscious, these are a real treat. Like so many fresh ingredients, figs must be enjoyed while in season. Get your fill while you can.

Grilled Figs with Honey & Mascarpone
It doesn’t get much simpler than this. Soft, sticky grilled figs are served with fresh mint and dollops of lush mascarpone. Enjoy for the perfect autumnal dessert.

Fig cream-filled croissants. Photo / Babiche Martens

Fig & Mozzarella Bruschetta
Change up your bruschetta toppings with this mozzarella and fig recipe. When roasted, figs become sweet and caramelised and will dissolve in your mouth. A mild cheese, like mozzarella, adds a freshness to the topping, along with the mint. Cooking time for your figs will depend on their ripeness, so they may need a little less or more cooking.

Eleanor Ozich's Lemony Creme Tarts with Fresh Figs
Fresh figs star in this lovely dessert, paired with a lemony creme filling — like custard in texture, but slightly more tangy and scented with vanilla. The tart crust is a throw-together affair and requires no baking. Altogether, a very simple dessert, that you're sure to love.

Roasted fig tarts with meringue. Photo / Babiche Martens

Roasted Fig Tarts with Meringue
These delicate fig tarts are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat. The grilled meringue topping adds a special touch, plus they’re equally good enjoyed warm or cold. Be sure to serve with some silky Greek yoghurt.

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