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Black Mission Fig Crisp

Black Mission Fig Crisp

Let’s get figgy wit’ it because when figs are in, they are in! This fig crisp makes summer even sweeter! The figs texture becomes jammy when baked and this recipes is the perfect amount of sweetness (you can even add a scoop of ice cream if you’re feeling it).  


Why we love fig season

  1. When figs are in season (August/ September) most of your typical summer fruits are winding down like stone fruit & berries
  2. The most flavorful figs are figs harvested in season 
  3. Figs bring out emotions and bring back some great memories. What can we say, we too jump up and down when we spot them at the store 🙂 

We deiced to try out this fig crisp because well crisp are our favorite and a go to recipes! They are quick, make little mess, and so versatile. 

  • Key ingredient: Butter, Sugar (granulated and brown), and flour
  • Variable ingredients: fruit for filling (fresh, frozen, or canned,) and nuts for topping 

We may need to take a break and make this again… 🙂 

ps if you like this recipe try out this fig ricotta cake. it’s amazing! 

Recipe adapted from Sunset Mag recipe   


Black Mission Fig Crisp

When black mission figs are in season it’s time to celebrate with a delicious fig crisp perfect for any late summer gathering.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


  •  cup granulated sugar
  •  1 tbsp each cornstarch
  •  1 tsp eah lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  •  3 tbsp lemon juice
  •  ½ tsp cinnamon
  •  2 ½ lbs Joe’s Black Mission figs, stems removed, halved lengthwise
  •   cup each flour
  •  cup light brown sugar
  •  ¼ tsp kosher salt
  •  ½ tsp each vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  •   cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 stick cold salted butter, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Make filling: In a large bowl, combine granulated sugar, and cornstarch. Stir in remaining ingredients except for figs. Gently stir in figs and let stand 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Make streusel: In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, and salt. Stir in vanilla, lemon zest, and walnuts. With a pastry cutter or knit & fork cut butter into flour mixture until butter is completely blended and coarse lumps form.
  4. Transfer to 9×13 inch baking dish (oven safe) and evenly cover crumble over filling.
  5. Bake until filling is bubbling and crisp is deep golden in center, 30 minutes. Let cool on a rack at least 25 minutes.

Keywords: Fig Crisp