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5 Delicious Ways With Fresh Figs

Savor the honeyed sweetness of summer's most alluring, elusive fruit. After a quick visit in June, figs make a short comeback in August, so try our five delicious ideas for celebrating figs as best—and as often—as you can.

STUFFED: Quarter figs, cutting two-thirds down but not through the bottom. Stuff with blue, goat, or feta cheese.

TOPPED: Top prepared pizza dough with fontina cheese and sliced fresh figs; bake until done. Top pizza with arugula

CRISPED: Halve figs lengthwise. Wrap each half with a 1/2-inch thick strip of prosciutto. Grill until prosciutto is crisp.

BROILED: Sprinkle halved figs with brown sugar, and broil until sugar is bubbling. Cool until sugar hardens slightly.


DIPPED: Dip bottoms of figs in melted bittersweet chocolate; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill until set.

Photos by Teresa Sabga.

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