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Figs are now in season—so hurry up and grab some because this small window of opportunity is closing a little everyday. How can you resist? Their soft, chewy skin gives way to their beautiful pink innards of microscopic seeds and sweet juicy pulp. But handle with care, because these little beauties are just as delicate as they sound. Keep them refrigerated and safe from possible bruising, and make sure to eat them within a few days of buying them.

You can eat 'em fresh for a healthy snack, poach them in wine, or make a pizza with them. The possibilities are endless. Here are a few great fig recipes we recommend trying out this season.

Fig Recipes

Clay-Pot Ginger Pork with Figs and Pickled Fennel
Fig, Taleggio, and Radicchio Pizza
Fig, Goat Cheese, And Caramelized Onion Sandwiches
Sauced Figs: A Way To Use Old Wine
Roasted Fig Cocktail
Fresh Fig Ice Cream

How do you like to use figs?

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