Go fig or go home! Black Mission, Calimyrna, Kadota, Brown Turkey and Sierras. Yes, that's fig talk and they're in season in California. Mission figs, with their deep purple skin and sweet, pinkish hued flesh can be found at many a farmers market at the onset of Fall (or "indian summer," as true Californians call it). The aforementioned are just a few more California grown figs to become acquainted with. As beloved as pumpkins may be this time of year, figs are well worth an equal hype.  

Fig Tarts with Mascarpone and Honey (from Full Fork Ahead)Fig Tarts with Mascarpone and Honey

Roasted Figs, Salami, and Stilton (from The Meaning of Pie)Roasted Figs, Salami, Stilton appetizer

Goat Cheese and Sausage Pizza with Balsamic Onions and Fresh Figs (from The Cilantropist)Goat Cheese and Sausage Pizza with Balsamic Onions and Fresh Figs

Fig Almond Torte (from Beyond the Plate)Fig Almond Torte

Fig, Feta, and Spinach Spaghetti (from The Creative Pot)Fig, Feta, and Spinach Spaghetti

Prosciutto-wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese and Honey (from Sauce and Sensibility)Prosciutto-wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese and Honey

Cheesecake with Figs and Homemade Graham Crackers (from BraveTart)Cheesecake with Figs and Homemade Graham Crackers

Awesome "Figgy" Sandwich (from The Noshery)Awesome "Figgy" Sandwich

Upside-down Pumpkin Cupcakes topped with Bleeding Figs (from Mowielicious)Upside-down Pumpkin Cupcakes topped with Bleeding Figs

Caramelized Roasted Fig Salad (from Cucee Sprouts)Caramelized Roasted Figs Salad

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