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Fabulous Fig Recipes to Try Before Fig Season Ends

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This year, try fig recipes beyond Fig Newtons. Did you know that figs technically are flowers of the fig tree that have grown inside-out? Figs come into season at the end of summer, making them one of the few Texas Hill Country fruits you can pick from the tree at that time. During July and August, head to Medina’s Love Creek Orchards for fresh fig picking. Whether you go to an orchard or harvest figs from your backyard, you’ll likely have an excess of them. Don’t worry, and take your bounty home to prepare these pinnable fig recipes.

Fig and Balsamic Glazed Chicken Thighs

Fig Recipes - Fig and Balsamic Glazed Chicken Thighs

Photo: Pinterest/No Spoon Necessary

Figs pair wonderfully with savory dishes, and that’s just what No Spoon Necessary did with this fig and balsamic glazed chicken recipe. Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts boost the savory flavor of this dish while foiling the fruity tang of the figs. Try this fig dish when you want a chance of pace from your usual chicken dinner.

Fresh Fig Bread

Fresh Fig Bread

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Bananas aren’t the only fruit to use for making quick breads. Figs can be incorporated into bread just as easily. What Can We Do With Paper and Glue presents a fig bread recipe that uses fresh figs. The figs boost the moisture of the bread without a lot of extra oil or butter. This bread makes a great snack or light breakfast, and thanks to fresh fruit and whole wheat flour, you can feel good about making this healthy treat.

Stuffed Figs with Goat Cheese

Fig Recipes - Stuffed Figs with Goat Cheese

Photo: Pinterest/Tori Avery

When you crave something simple yet sophisticated, try Tori Avery’s stuffed figs with goat cheese. The pungency of the goat cheese perfectly plays against the fruitiness of the figs. When you need simple fig recipes, few equate to this four-ingredient dish. It only takes four minutes to broil the fruit, so this also makes a good choice when you want a fast snack or appetizer.

Fig and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Fig and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Photo: Pinterest/Little Broken

The only thing to set apart Little Broken’s fig and caramelized onion flatbread from pizza is the exclusion of mozzarella cheese, but it does use feta cheese. So, if your kids have picky tastes, call it pizza, and the whole family can enjoy it.

Cinnamon Fig Shake

Cinnamon Fig Shake

Photo: Pinterest/Kelly + Cricket

Texas summers can bake anyone who goes outside. Cool off with Kelly and Cricket’s cinnamon fig shake. This cool, healthy shake contains no dairy or gluten, which makes it ideal for those with special diets.

Fig Cobbler

Fig Cobbler Topped with Ice Cream

Photo: Pinterest/lovefoodies

You’ve never tried fig cobbler? What are you waiting for? Few fig recipes make use of a large number of fresh figs in such a sweet way. And it’s easy to make this dish even more decadent. Top with your favorite of ice cream or whipped cream, or be daring and use both. Lovefoodies.com has a simple fig cobbler recipe that mixes together right in the baking dish. You’ll save time on both washing the pan and preparing the dish.