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Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Ouzo-Poached Figs

This tangy yogurt cheesecake is topped with ouzo-poached figs inspired by sikomaida, a traditional delicacy from Corfu made with dried figs macerated and kneaded with ouzo and pepper, which are formed into disks and dried in chestnut leaves. It's also delicious with seasonal fruits, fresh or dried and poached, or with whole preserves.

» Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Ouzo-Poached Figs

Fig ’n’ Flax Thumbprint Cookies

We love how the ground flax adds a nutty flavor and the brown sugar caramelizes on the outside of these thumbprint cookies. Fig preserves make this cookie special; other fruit preserves could be used as well.

» Fig ’n’ Flax Thumbprint Cookies

Fig-Anise Rolls

The early American yeast bread, anadama bread, made with molasses and cornmeal, inspired these delicious dinner rolls. We think the sweet figs and floral aniseeds enhance the rich molasses flavor and make the rolls extra festive. Any type of cornmeal works in this recipe, but we especially like how stone-ground cornmeal looks on top of the rolls.

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Honey- & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins

Sweet figs and a filling of tangy goat cheese give a surprising twist to these hearty breakfast muffins. Make a batch of these on the weekend and enjoy them for breakfast all week long. If you’re not a fan of goat cheese, try them with cream cheese instead.

» Honey- & Goat Cheese-Filled Fig Muffins

Fig-Anise Compote

Cook the figs in this compote down until they can be spread with a knife or spoon. The compote is equally delicious as a condiment on a cheese plate, as an accompaniment for roast pork or as a spread on toast. If you’re giving this as a gift, include a card with serving suggestions.

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Blue Cheese & Fig Bite

Fresh figs, blue cheese and a drizzle of honey top toasted baguette slices for a magical, flavorful combination in this easy appetizer recipe. Look for fresh figs May through December in well-stocked supermarkets and specialty-foods stores.

» Blue Cheese & Fig Bite

Lemon & Polenta Tart with Figs

For this celebratory tart recipe, a smooth, creamy, lemon-scented Greek yogurt filling, adorned with a ring of dried figs, is layered on a bed of honey-sweetened polenta. Real, Italian-style polenta is made from medium- or coarse-ground whole-grain cornmeal. Products labeled polenta, medium-ground cornmeal and corn grits (not instant) can be used interchangeably in this recipe.

» Lemon & Polenta Tart with Figs


From fig bars to fig cookies, healthy recipes for fresh figs and dried figs.

There’s nothing more toothsome than a fresh-picked fig! Our healthy fig recipes, including fresh fig recipes, dried fig recipes, fig cookie recipes and fig cake recipes, are delicious ways to enjoy figs. For a savory fig appetizer recipe that’s perfect for entertaining, try our Blue Cheese & Fig Bite. Or enjoy our Fig ’n’ Flax Thumbprint Cookies, a healthy fig recipe with jam, for a crowd-pleasing cookie to end your meal.

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