In season beginning in late summer, fig recipes provide a bridge between light warm-weather meals and the heartier preparations we crave in fall. Figs are great in spreads. Paired with salty, briny olives, their sweet, earthy flavor is a natural complement to cheese. Fresh figs are around for too little time, but dried figs, available year-round, are also delicious. We've rounded up our favorite fresh and dried fig recipes.