It’s Fig Season

Fresh Creekview Figs

The California fig season is officially underway! These fragile, pear-shaped beauties are one of our favorites and between Rochelle and I, we are fortunate enough to have five beautiful fig trees to harvest from. Plump and mildly sweet, fresh figs are delicious in their natural state or can be added to an array of savory or sweet dishes. Below are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy fresh California figs:

Goat Cheese and Fig Toast

Goat Cheese Fig Toast

  • Bread of your choice, toasted (we use Beckmanns bread from our local farmers market)
  • Fresh figs, sliced
  • Fresh chèvre
  • Raw organic honey
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh thyme

Drizzle toast with olive oil, season lightly with salt and pepper and toast. Spread the fresh goat cheese on the warm toast, drizzle with honey, add a little pepper and top with fresh fig slices. Garnish with thyme.

Fig Salsa

Fig Salsa Aprons & Stilettos

Add this easy-to-make salsa to sliced, smoked steak for a hint of sweetness.

  • Fresh figs, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Scallions, chopped
  • Pinch salt & pepper
  • Blue cheese

Mix together oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Drizzle over figs, add parsley and scallions and mix to combine. Garnish with blue cheese crumbles. Also, great on a steak crostini!

Steak Crostini Figs

Blue Cheese, Honey and Walnut Figs

Blue Cheese, Honey and Fig Appetizer

This super easy, savory appetizer bursts with some incredible flavors. The saltiness of the blue cheese complements the sweetness of the ripe homegrown figs finished with a delightful nuttiness of toasted organic walnuts. Click here for the recipe

Rosemary Infused Goat Cheese Figs

Rosemary Figs

Here’s another extremely easy, yet delicious appetizer that takes only 20 minutes to make. Click here for the recipe

Fig, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Pizza

Fig Pizza

Add figs to your homemade pizza, trust us – it’s delicious. Click here for the recipe

This Fall We’re Falling for Figs

Basket of Homegrown Figs

Rochelle and I absolutely LOVE figs and when the weather begins to turn we know that the fig season is upon us. Both of us are lucky enough to have several fig trees on the property which allows us to quickly whip up an easy, yet delicious, appetizer or spruce up any entrée. If you haven’t given figs a try, check out these simple recipes below.

Fig, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Pizza

Fig Pizza

(click here for recipe)

Rosemary Infused Goat Cheese Figs

Rosemary Figs

(click here for recipe)

Blue Cheese, Honey and Walnut Figs

Blue Cheese, Honey and Fig Appetizer

(click here for recipe)

Enjoy and don’t forget to tweet or leave us a comment with your favorite fig recipes – we love hearing from you! ~Crystal

Homegrown Figs

Rosemary Infused Goat Cheese Figs

This is another extremely easy, yet delicious appetizer (or a delicious dessert. )

20 figs (this recipe can be altered depending on how many you want to make)
4 oz. fresh goat cheese, soft at room temperature
1 Tbls fresh rosemary, chopped
Honey for drizzling

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Wash and dry your figs. Prepare them by slicing an X at the top but be careful to not slice them all the way down. Pace your figs on an oven safe dish or baking sheet.

Place your goat cheese in a small bowl and mix with your chopped goat cheese. Using a spoon or small cheese knife, stuff the rosemary infused goat cheese into the fig pockets. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Drizzle honey over warmed figs or to the side and sprinkle chopped rosemary as a garnish.
Enjoy!