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Late summer to mid-autumn is the peak season for delicious, plump and flavoursome Australian grown figs.

Fresh figs are delicate and perishable, have a unique sweet and slightly earthy flavour that pairs well with a variety of other ingredients. Here are 12 flavours that complement figs in sweet and savoury dishes.

  1. Honey: Enhances the natural sweetness of figs and adds a floral note.
  2. Citrus: Adds brightness and acidity, balancing the sweetness of figs. Lemon, orange, and limes are good choices.
  3. Cheese: Creamy and tangy cheeses such as goat cheese, blue cheese, and brie or a creamy fresh ricotta or burrata complement the sweetness of figs.
  4. Nuts: Nutty flavours like almonds, walnuts, and pistachios add crunch and depth to fig dishes.
  5. Herbs: Fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary and basil add a savory and aromatic element to fig-based dishes.
  6. Spices: Warm spices such as cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg can enhance the flavour of figs, especially in desserts.
  7. Balsamic Vinegar: Adds a tangy and slightly sweet flavour that complements the richness of figs, especially when reduced into a glaze.
  8. Prosciutto: The salty and savory flavour of prosciutto pairs beautifully with the sweetness of figs, creating a perfect balance of flavours.
  9. Vanilla: Adds warmth and sweetness to fig-based desserts like tarts, clafouti, cakes and jams.
  10. Lavender: Adds a floral and aromatic note that enhances the complexity of fig dishes, especially in desserts and cocktails.
  11. Red Wine: Full-bodied red wines like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz complement the rich and fruity flavour of figs.
  12. Chocolate: Dark chocolate pairs well with figs, adding depth and richness to desserts like tarts and., cakes.