this is probably one of the simplest and most delightful desserts I’ve made. adapted from the blog ‘Indian Summer.’ best made with fresh-picked figs from a friend’s tree.

Prep Time: 7 min | Bake Time: 50 min | Serves: 4-6


  • 1 pie crust (make sure it’s a real good one)
  • 1/2 ripe figs, stems remove and cut lengthwise into thin slices
  • 4 tbspn brown or dark brown sugar
  • butter or olive oil
  • whipped cream or ice cream for serving


Preheat oven to 375 F.

Roll out the pie crust and transfer it to a nonstick cookie sheet. Sprinkle 1 tbspn of sugar evenly on the dough.

Arrange fig slices spiraling outward or in tight, concentric circles. You should not be able to see the dough beneath them. Leave about 1-2″ border.

Fold pie crust edge over the filling to create a pleated crust. Brush olive oil or butter on the folded edges.

Bake for 50 minutes then remove and cool for 15 minutes.