I don’t know about you, but I love it when it is fig season! I first heard about this recipe from a family friend and attempted to make it a few years ago. Now that I am on my Croatian cooking & baking journey, I thought I would give it a go again!
The good news is that this Fig tart is relatively easy to make. The hardest aspect of this recipe is making the homemade pastry, however if you follow the recipe closely, you shouldn’t have any problems.
The filling is only made up of 3 ingredients which are mascarpone, honey and fresh figs! So once you’ve mastered the pastry, the rest is a pretty easy process.
I followed the recipe by Rick Stein published by the telegraph.co.uk on 03 Aug 2015. I’ve added in my own photos and tips written in Blue below.
Ingredients To Make the Dalmatian Fresh Fig Tart
- 170g plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting
- Pinch salt
- 100g unsalted butter, cubed (Uppermoda edit: soft butter helps with the mixing process)
- 50g caster sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 50ml double cream
- 500g mascarpone cheese
- 6 tbsp clear honey
- 6 large, 7 medium or 8 small fresh figs, stems trimmed, halved
Directions to Make the Dalmatian Fresh Fig Tart
- For pastry, mix flour, salt and butter until it resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in sugar.
- Mix egg yolk and cream, and add to the flour mixture so that it comes together to form a dough.
- On a floured surface, roll out the pastry and use it to line a 26cm, loose-bottomed flan tin.
- Trim the edges of the pastry, cover with cling film and rest it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Heat oven to 360F/180C/Gas 4.
- Line pastry with baking parchment, fill with baking beans or rice and bake blind for 10 minutes.
- Remove paper and beans. Cook for further 3 minutes.
- Take out of oven. Lower temperature to 320F/160C/Gas 3.
- Soften the mascarpone with the honey in a saucepan over a low heat.
- Pour into the pastry case, then lay the figs on top, cut side up.
- Bake for 30 minutes until just starting to turn golden around the edges.
- To serve, allow to cool before removing from the tin and cutting.
Photo: Preparing the Pastry
Photo: Slicing the Figs
Photo: Preparing the Filling
Photo: Finished Dalmatian Fresh Fig Tart!
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