Wondering how to roast dried figs? We’ll answer can you rehydrate dried figs so you can use them for your fig recipes or bake them for oven roasted figs! (Can dried figs be cooked? YES!)
How To Roast Dried Figs
You may be wondering can you cook dried figs (or can you roast dried figs)…
Can you bake dried figs?
Yes, you can bake dried figs in the oven once they have been rehydrated. Once you rehydrate figs, roast dried figs using your favorite recipe or simply with honey until slightly caramelized.
(Don’t miss the full soaked dried figs recipe in with the baked figs recipe below!)
Before we get to the how to roast figs recipe…
What To Do With Dried Figs
Dried figs uses:
- Eat as a salad topping
- Bake fig cookies
- Make fig bars
- Dip in honey
- Bake fig bread
- Make a fig pudding
- Eat with goat cheese
- Use on a charcuterie board
- Make fig jam
- Serve roasted figs with ricotta cheese
- Use in Christmas cakes
- Make roasted figs with balsamic
- Baked figs with honey and cinnamon (see recipe below!)
- Make baked figs with honey and walnuts
- Eat alone as a snack
Can dried figs be rehydrated?
Yes! You can easily rehydrate figs by soaking them in warm water. The figs will reconstitute and plump up just like before they were dried, but the color will remain brown (and not purple or green like fresh figs)! You can then use them in recipes on bake figs in the oven.
How long does it take to rehydrate figs?
It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours for figs to rehydrate. It will depend on how large the figs you are using and how much they are dehydrated. Plan the rehydration of figs well before your dinner or recipe needs them!
Do you have to soak dried figs?
You may be wondering should dried figs be soaked before eating? You don’t have to soak dried figs before eating. You can use dried figs in recipes or eat them as snacks. However, if you want figs be dried in the oven (roasted), you should first rehydrate them.
We actually made our fig recipe for our Bethlehem Dinner. They were perfect for that activity!
Dried Fig Recipes
There are many different things you can add to oven roasted or pan roasted figs — both savory roasted figs and sweet fig recipes. Don’t be afraid to play around with the flavors and see how you like them best!
Our simple oven roasted figs recipe goes well with cheese and nuts or even eaten alone!
- 10 dried whole figs
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup honey + extra for serving
How To Rehydrate Dried Figs
- Place dried figs in a single layer in a shallow dish.
- Pour hot water over figs just until covered.
- Place lid on dish (or cover with foil or plastic wrap). Let sit for at least 30 minutes before checking. (Rehydrating figs can take up to 2 hours depending on how dried the figs are and how big they are.) Figs are rehydrated when fully plump again.
- Use a slotted spoon and move figs to a plate with paper towel to drain.
HOW TO MAKE ROASTED FIGS
- Preheat oven to 375 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Cut reconstituted figs into halves.
- Place figs, cut side up, in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
- Drizzle with honey and then sprinkle with cinnamon evenly over each fig.
- Roast figs for 20 minutes, or until tender and slightly bubbling and a little caramelized.
- Remove from oven. Drizzle a little more honey over each fig before serving. Serve immediately while warm: alone, with bread or crackers, goat cheese, as part of a charcuterie board and more.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 47Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 59mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.