Figs are Southern fruit favorites, and whether baked, grilled, or fresh, they make their way to the table in any number of ways.
We love their sweet flavors in Fig-Barbecue Panini, and they add those same qualities to Rosemary Flank Steak with Fig Salsa. These same sensations taste incredible in Fig-Glazed Quail, where its sugars work wonders, or Pork Roast with Fig Sauce. For a fantastic fig spread, you'll want to make some Fig-Onion Jam, some Fig and Lime Jam, or Fig Butter. If you want to bake this great fruit, try a Fig Cake, or the Fig and Bourbon Compote.
You can even get the great taste of fig in a glass: think a few tall, cool Fig-and-Bourbon Fizzes should you feel so inclined. If you prefer a cool approach, some No-Cook Fig-Mint Ice Cream may be your best bet. For the perfect fig finger-food, think Brie-and-Fig Mini Tarts, some Bacon-Wrapped Figs, or some Baked Fig Crostini. Find figs fresh when they are in season. They're popular at local farmers' markets throughout the South, or you may even find some on a neighbor's tree. Get them while they're ripe, and savor every sweet bite.