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One of my individual ingredient boards for foods/images that are absolute favorites. (See also "Bacon," "Chocolate," "Strawberries," "Tea.") Mostly recipes, but some other items that aren't food at all.

"Vanilla Bean & Fig Shortbread Drizzled with Honey Glaze" -- Includes options to make this vegan, as well.

Vanilla Bean & Fig Shortbread Drizzled with Honey Glaze |

"Guide to Figs: Fresh figs have it all—stunning, sticky flesh rife with seeds and heavy with syrupy, sweet juice. This sublime fruit needs little embellishment." -- Info about season, choosing, storing, and growing figs.

"Fantastic Fig Recipes" -- Click through for: Seared Figs & White Peaches with Balsamic Reduction; Fig & Blue Cheese-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin (shown); Fig & Goat Cheese Bruschetta; Fig, Prosciutto, & Gorgonzola Salad; Fig-Walnut Sticky Buns; Chicken Panini with Fig Jam; Fig-Pecan Macaroons; Fig, Date, & Walnut Quick Bread; Crostini with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions, & Fig Jam; Granola with Honey-Scented Yogurt & Baked Figs; Prosciutto, Fresh Fig, & Manchego Sandwiches; & Fig and Lime Jam.

Fantastic Fig Recipes

"Fig and Vanilla Vodka" -- Great for gifts.

Fig and Vanilla Vodka

"felicita sala illustration": "illustrated recipes: end of series (may and june)" -- What a fabulous site... gorgeous illustrated recipes, most accompanied by photos of the dish. Click through to see an absolutely beautiful photo of this "Fig & Goat's Cheese" Salad.

"Fig Bars: The flavor of this portable dessert may remind you of a Fig Newton without the outer cookie layer." From "The Complete Step-by-Step Low Carb Cookbook," Oxmoor House, 2005, via "MyRecipes," this is a diabetic-friendly dessert. See more in a collection here:

"Orange Fig Bars" -- Also includes a link to Apricot Fig Bars -- Gluten free.

Life, Gluten Free : Orange Fig Bars

"Fig Chai Tea Bread (Gluten-Free and Vegan)" from "Beard and Bonnet" -- Uses fresh figs.

Fig Chai Tea Bread (Gluten-Free and Vegan) - Beard + Bonnet

"Importance of the humble fig to humankind" -- Summary of an article that explores the relationship "between figs and humans, which is maintained across species, continents and societies."

"Honeysuckle Honey Fig Southern Inspired Gelato" -- *slurp* -- "Our honey fig gelato features delicious black mission figs complimented by honey from Savannah Bee Co. & a hint of cinnamon. The sweet honey coupled with the figs creates a perfectly balanced flavor!"

4 Honey Fig Gelato Pints

Click through for the how-tos for "Smoked Tofu, Fig & Pesto Sandwich" -- There are photos of it there, too, but this one was simply too gorgeous not to pin. From "V.K. Rees Photography, where food & images meet."

"Fig Chips" -- Stunning photo only. While I suspect these may have been made in a dehydrator, there is a recipe for oven-baked fig chips here: www.californiagre...

"Vanilla-Poached Fig, Cherry & Pistachio Parfaits" -- This breakfast or dessert dish from JosieLee is made with dried figs and cherries. Click through for recipe.

JosieLee: Vanilla-Poached Fig, Cherry & Pistachio Parfaits

"Pan-fried haloumi, fig + pomegranate" -- Plus Shengdana lehsun chutney. I think I MUST have this salad from "heneedsfood." Click through for recipe and more gorgeous photos.

Pan-fried haloumi, fig & pomegranate

"Fresh Fig Bars for Summer," via Lunchbox Bunch. Click through for a vegan "fig-bar-meets-muffin-top-meets-morning-oatmeal. Vanilla, spice, maple flavors with a hint of citrus, walnut, coconut and banana. Plenty of candy-sweet fig flavor in there too. Delicious enough for dessert yet healthy enough to fuel your day..."

Fresh Fig Bars for Summer.

Click through for the gorgeous food photography of Anna Verdina. Page is in Russian, but has photos of and translatable recipes for: "Tart with fig and raspberry jam and brandy; Figs in vanilla syrup; Tartlets with figs; Squares with hazelnuts and figs; and Salad with figs."


"'Caprese' Salad with Figs and Mozzarella and Cranberry Dressing" - Original is in Polish but translates fairly well.

Caprese figowa - Przepis

"Figenza Mediterranean Fig Flavored Vodka" -- Click through for "Drink of the month" recipes and more information. Sounds delish and Gail Simmons (of "Top Chef") gave it a rave review.

"'The Turkish Fig' is a fig cupcake with a walnut encrusted honey frosting and vanilla buttercream on top. It's drizzled in honey and sugar crystals." -- Recipes at click-through.

"Mustard-Onion Jam Crackers With Figs" -- The cooking part of the recipe here is for the mustard-onion jam; the rest is assembled.

"Grilled Prosciutto, Fig and Marinated Mozzarella Pizza" -- More gorgeous food at the click-through from "The Traditional Food of Emilia ~ Romagna, Italy!" -- Recipe for this here: www.italianbellav...

From Christina's Catchy Cakes come "Schoko-Feigen-Cupcakes" [Chocolate Fig Cupcakes] -- These goodies have half a fig each inside! Click-through recipe is in German.

Christina's Catchy Cakes: Schoko-Feigen-Cupcakes

Entertaining: "Thanksgiving Cheese Board with Figs" -- Click through for the recipe for these "Drunk Figs" (starts with dried figs) and for recommended cheeses to pair with them.

"Cool Simple Minimalist Thanksgiving Centerpiece Decor with Fresh Wildflower and Fig" -- Figs are so hard to find here that I never would waste them in decorations, but I love the look!