My all-time personal favourite fig recipe is one from the LCBO festive magazine.
Clearly you have to have a party to serve as many as this makes and I'm not sure they know that many people at this point. Zoë will probably like them, but she's not such a big eater yet.
On the jam front, nothing could be easier than this one...Spicy Fig Orange Microwave Jam
It should be a comfort to know that Californians seem to know a thing or two about FIGS! California Fig Advisory Board"
If you have way too many figs, you should put them all in an attractive little basket and put them at the gate with a "Please help yourself to fresh figs" sign. It's all about living in a community now. I'm going to out my rocket scientist daughter and tell everyone that she purchased Martha Stewart outdoor patio furniture, so there is yet hope of her becoming 'somewhat' domesticated:) The figs in a basket is a very "Martha" thing to do. GO JANE!