Air Fryer Roasted Figs

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This recipe for air fryer roasted figs is so simple to make, yet the flavors are incredibly complex. All you need are three ingredients: fresh figs, sugar, and cinnamon! Yum.

Air Fryer Roasted Figs

Air Fryer Roasted Figs

I recently was making a batch of my homemade fig jam and had a couple of fresh figs leftover. After I made a similar recipe using baked apples in the air fryer, I decided to try roasting the leftover fresh figs in the air fryer. They turned out delicious!

roasted figs in an air fryer basket

The cut side of the fig is sweet and caramelized from the sugar. It even has a subtle spiciness from the cinnamon! The skin of the fresh fig has a slight crisp to it. So, when you go take a bite, it has a delicious chew to it. I want to eat them all!

Trust me, if you have ever enjoyed a Fig Newton or any kind of fig bar, you’ll love this air fried treat.

I will definitely be making these air fried figs more often while they are in season.

air fried figs with cinnamon and sugar

If you want to try this recipe but don’t have an air fryer, that’s okay. With those same three ingredients, you can easily roast those fresh figs in the oven. Take a look at this post to find out how! And if you do want to get an air fryer, click here to see a model I recommend.

Air fryer figs served on a white platter

How To Air Fry Fresh Figs

In a small bowl, mix together some cinnamon and sugar. Put it off to the side to use later.

fresh figs on a cutting board

Cut the fresh figs in half lengthwise and discard the stem.  The best knife to use to cut the figs is the serrated knife, as it produces the cleanest cut without crushing the figs.

prepping and cutting fresh figs to be cooked

Dip or sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture onto the figs (cut side only).

Arrange the figs cut-side up in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Make sure to not overcrowd the basket so they all cook evenly.

Air fried roasted figs in an air fryer basket

Cook the fresh figs in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Let them cool slightly and enjoy!

roasted figs on a white platter

Cooking Tips

If you are wondering if you can use dry figs for this recipe, you can…it just won’t be quite the same. Dry figs tend to have more of a chewy texture (think raisins) and by using them in this recipe, you can’t get that same juicy, caramelized texture you would using a fresh fig.

If you want to try using dried figs, you’ll have to first soak them in water overnight to reconstitute them.  Also, with soaked dried figs reduce the cooking time to 4 minutes to avoid overdrying them.

eating freshly roasted figs with a fork

What To Serve With Roasted Figs

I love to serve roasted figs with a little bit of honey drizzled over the top and a scoop of vanilla ice cream- Soooo yum!

If you are looking for a more savory flavor profile, you can cut the fresh figs and wrap them in thinly sliced bacon and serve as an appetizer. The contrast between the slight sweetness of the fig and the saltiness of the bacon is truly an amazing combination of flavors for anyone who loves sweet and salty together!

air fryer roasted figs

You can make your own cheese platter to serve as an appetizer or dessert and pair the roasted figs with some goat cheese, sliced prosciutto, drizzled balsamic vinegar, and a freshly baked baguette.

eating air fried figs

More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved these ‘fried’ roasted figs, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

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Air Fryer Roasted Figs

These air fryer roasted figs are amazing! So sweet and caramelized, truly mouthwatering! Super easy to make in the air fryer with fresh figs!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fig, fresh figs, roasted figs
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 137kcal

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  • 1 pint fresh figs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

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  • Put cinnamon and sugar on a plate and mix to combine.
  • Cut figs in half lengthwise and discard the stem.
  • Dip the figs (cut side only) in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Arrange the figs cut-side up in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook the figs in the air fryer at 400F for 10 minutes.
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Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
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