Ripe & sweet fresh figs, layered on a butter-crust and drizzled with a cinnamon-honey butter!
Figs are one of the oldest fruits recorded in human history and I think one of the most underrated. They are sweet and satisfying to eat a couple but I also love creating recipes around them.
For this recipe, it is important to have fresh figs so if you cannot find them, try substituting another fruit like apples, peaches or plums.
Here’s the recipe:
Fresh Fig Tart
- 15-20 fresh figs (cut into quarters)
- 1 pre-prepared pie crust
- 4 TBSP melted butter
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 TBSP honey
- flour (for dusting & rolling out the dough)
Pre-heat the oven to 375F/190C.
Cut the figs into quarters.
Dust a large countertop with a bit of flour and proceed to roll out your pie crust until it forms a nice circular shape (approx. 14 inches in diameter).
Then brush 1 TBSP of butter onto a parchment lined baking sheet and transfer the dough onto the parchment paper.
Brush the center of the dough with 1 TBSP of melter butter.
Then arrange the fig quarters to create a beautiful design. Note: I like to go in a circular shape with the figs facing flesh side upward.
Then in a small bowl, whisk together the honey, butter and cinnamon. Using a pastry brush, brush the figs with the cinnamon-honey butter.
Then fold up the sides of the tart, piece by piece towards the figs. Note: there’s no science to this but I love to overlap of the dough as I fold. I think this creates a really rustic but beautiful end product.
Then bake until the dough is lightly browned and the figs are bubbly and delicious (approximately 20-30 minutes)
Allow the tart to cool for about 10-15 minutes and then cut slices (like a pizza), enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream (if you wish) and enjoy!
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