The peak season for figs is over, but they can still be found in the supermarkets and green grocery shops. It is difficult to argue that fresh, ripe, juicy figs are best eaten as they are, without cooking or baking. They may be served as an exquisite topping for yogurt, breakfast muesli, fluffy pancakes or an ice-cream. Figs can also be a part of a simple, but delicious dessert, served with custard, creme Anglaise or any fruit/berry sauce.
However, small, not quite ripe figs, or figs, that are not juicy and have dry texture inside, can be used to make jam or stew, either on their own, or in a mix with other fruits.
Recipe for pear, apricot and fig stew with chia seeds can be found here.
Recipe for figs with walnuts in honey syrup with chia seeds is published in ecookingblog here.
Figs can be roasted at low temperatures with a touch of aromatic unrefined sugar and lemon juice. They go perfect with Creme Anglaise.
Enjoy figs while they are still in season!