In Season: 4 Easy Recipes for Figs [Slideshow]

Summer might be waning, but fig season is just beginning

Le Gruyère Cheese and Fig Plate

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Sweet, plump poached figs make a luscious accompaniment to Le Gruyère. Add a sprig of fresh rosemary to the poaching liquid to give the figs a subtle herbaceous flavor.
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Chocolate-Dipped Figs

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For the best results, reshape the dried figs a bit with your hands to bring back their natural teardrop shape before dipping them in chocolate.
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Spinach Salad with Grilled Figs

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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy plump and juicy fresh figs. Grilling them brings out their natural sweetness, a great complement to fresh spinach and crumbled feta cheese.
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Grilled Figs with Greek Yogurt

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Yogurt provides a refreshing balance to sweet grilled figs while spiced, sugared nuts add the perfect crunch. Layer in a parfait dish for an upscale presentation.
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