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Figs!

A collection of terrific fig recipes, both savory and sweet, from food blogs.

fig galette

Elise Bauer

September is fig season here in Northern California and at Casa Simply Recipes. In fact, we are in the midst of our annual "what to do with all these figs?" problem.

My mother has a fig tree that my father and I are not allowed to trim, or even touch, so the tree just gets bigger every year. Shallow trays filled with figs line every available counter and table space in the house. We can't give them away fast enough. Dad gets grumpy ("Would you please find something to do with all these figs!").

I make fig jam which uses up maybe six of them. I've tried them baked with goat cheese, but being green figs, and not more intense mission figs, they are too delicate and the result is rather a mushy mess. Mom dries them. I'm thinking about pickling a few.

Do you have any ideas for us? Some favorite fig recipes that would work well with the more delicate green figs? Here are a few great-sounding recipes that we dug up from fellow food blogs (and the NYT):