Gallery: It's Fig Season! Try These 15 Desserts We Love

Rosemary, Honey, and Fig Cake
Rosemary, Honey, and Fig Cake
Honey sweetens the cake and also serves as a lustrous, sticky glaze for the fig topping, which is simply fresh figs.

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[Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]

Fine Cooking's Fig Bars with Thyme
Fine Cooking's Fig Bars with Thyme
Even if you're not usually a fan of the Newton, these Fig Bars with Thyme just might help you learn to love the figgy cookie. We plan on packing them in our last picnic basket of the season.

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[Photograph: Maren Caruso]

Nick Malgieri's Sicilian Fig Bars
Nick Malgieri's Sicilian Fig Bars
Although fig bars are standard American fare, fig-filled cookies are also very traditional in Sicily, where they are called cucidati. But no matter what their name, these hearty cookies are delicious.

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[Photograph: Charles Schiller]

Higos en Miel (Poached Figs)
Higos en Miel (Poached Figs)
The figs, those delicate purses lined with precious beads, are gently peeled and drowned in simple syrup. This dish is nice on its own or accompanied by a scoop of good vanilla ice cream.

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[Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]

Torta de Higos (Fig Torte)
Torta de Higos (Fig Torte)
Brush this cake with some fig syrup so it soaks up the sweetness, top it with a less rigid custard, and of course, crown the torte with a generous amount of figs.

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[Photograph: María del Mar Sacasa]

The World's Second-Easiest Fig Dessert
The World's Second-Easiest Fig Dessert
Fire up the broiler, add a touch of vanilla and honey to your fig halves, and in ten minutes you'll have a sweet little treat on your hands. They'll be practically naked, yet delicately enhanced.

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[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Fig, Raspberry and Lemon Jam
Fig, Raspberry and Lemon Jam
The robust flavors of this jam pair perfectly with hearty, flavorful breads like cornbread or crusty sour dough. You could also serve it as a seasonal accompaniment to oatmeal scones or bran muffins.

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[Photograph: Lucy Baker]

Fig, Phyllo, Honey Breakfast Stacks
Fig, Phyllo, Honey Breakfast Stacks
In this easy yet elegant breakfast dish, stacks of phyllo dough are filled with Greek yogurt and sliced figs then drizzled with honey.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Fennel Fig Quick Bread
Fennel Fig Quick Bread
This quick bread is all about the pairing of figs and fennel: The figs add a deep fruity sweetness while the fennel seeds add a mellow licorice flavor. Together, they're a refined, Italian-inspired breakfast sweet.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Fig Tart
Fig Tart
Make no mistake, summer is nearly over. Give the end of the season its proper goodbye with something stunning in both appearance and flavor.

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[Photograph: Ben Fink]

Fig Yogurt Bundt Cake
Fig Yogurt Bundt Cake
This bundt cake is just asking to come to your next brunch. It's rich, vanilla-y crumb is packed with diced figs. Best of all? Because the Greek yogurt keeps the cake moist for days, you can make it ahead.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Grilled Fig Sundaes with Balsamic
Grilled Fig Sundaes with Balsamic "Fudge"
Make this dish before you retire your grill for the season. The sweet-sour balsamic fudge really elevates the flavor of the figs.

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[Photograph: Leo Gong]

Fig Newtons
Fig Newtons
You may make these yourself, but the result is 100% Newton.

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[Photograph: Sarah Jane Sanders]

Fresh Fig Ice Cream
Fresh Fig Ice Cream
It's hard to think of a way to improve upon the sweet, nectarlike flavor of fresh figs—except, perhaps, to churn them into ice cream.

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[Photograph: Lara Hata]

Fig and Walnut Biscotti
Fig and Walnut Biscotti
These beautifully golden and crisp biscotti make use of a classic pairing: figs and walnuts. The fruit adds a plummy flavor and slight chew while the walnuts add nuttiness and crunch.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Fresh Fig and Hazelnut Tart
Fresh Fig and Hazelnut Tart
This tart brings fresh figs and hazelnuts together with a crumbly crust for a delightful combination of flavor and texture.

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[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]