10 ways to prepare figs for your next holiday party

10 ways to prepare figs for your next holiday party

If you are lucky to get your hands on some fresh figs do it! Search the farmers markets, make nice with neighbors who grow them in their backyards or grow your own if you have the means and live in the right climate. Figs are a good source of vitamins A, E and K; rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper; and excellent in various dishes.

We’ve got appetizers, main courses and desserts, all featuring the common fig, all of them delicious.


Grilled Brie Stuffed Figs with Honey

Source: Fearless Dining

Inspired by a grilled watermelon shared on Pinterest, Fearless Dining grilled some figs, stuffed them with brie, drizzled them with honey and sprinkled them with crackled black pepper. Fairly easy, as far as recipes go, and perfect for your next holiday party.

Roasted Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs with Lavender Thyme Honey

Be Ravenous/Crystal Cartier Photography

Be Ravenous had us at “lavender thyme honey.” These figs make for a gorgeous appetizer that is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Fresh Figs with Ricotta and Honey

Photo by Lucy Schaeffer for Leite's Culinaria

Leiti’s Culinaria featured this mouthwatering recipe from The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook (Universe, 2011). These ricotta and honey-stuffed figs can do double duty as either appetizer or dessert.

Stuffed Figs with Goat Cheese

Source: Tori Avey

Tori Avey tops these goat cheese-stuffed figs with date honey for superb results.

Main Course

Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Sweet Honey Figs

Source: Global Travel Adventure

Global Travel Adventure serves up this gorgeous Moroccan dish, rendered sublime by the chestnuts, spices and honey figs.

Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Butternut Squash and Figs

Source: Skinny Taste

Skinny Taste scores again with this recipe for turkey tenderloin stuffed with sautéed butternut squash, spinach and figs.

Fig and Rosemary Sticky Glazed Roast Chicken

Wanna Be A Country Cleaver by Megan Pence

This recipe from Country Cleaver for fig and rosemary sticky glazed roast chicken is as perfect for a regular Sunday night meal as it is for a holiday dinner.

Roasted Cauliflower with Figs, Olives, and Chimichurri

Source: Brooklyn Supper

We fell in love with this dish from Brooklyn Supper. Carnivores might enjoy it as a side dish or on Meatless Monday, but it’s certainly hearty enough for vegetarians.


Fig Tarts Basted with Honey

Source: The Inn at the Crossroads

Did we just climb out from under a rock and happen upon The Inn at the Crossroads, which touts itself as the  official Game of Thrones food blog? We sure did. And the first recipe we saw was this one for a medieval fig tart that is fried.

Lemony Rice Pudding with Figs and Saba

Photo by Squire Fox for Southern Living

If you want to keep dessert on the lighter side, you’ll want to try this recipe for lemony rice pudding with figs and Saba featured on Southern Living. Saba, the magazine explains, is an ancient sweetener made from grape juice that lends a subtle flavor to this dessert.