FIGS. Believe it or not. Just a month ago was the first time I ever had fresh figs! When I tried it, I wish I had it sooner! Fortunately, I scored a bargain at Springvale Market and bought 7 for $2.50! I had to head back to buy more.
Just couldn’t get enough!
So the first time I had it, I slid the top of it twice and stuffed them with ricotta and topped it with honey. It was DELICIOUS! But to be honest, I preferred mine without the ricotta. Just honey! The mr loved his with the cheese though.
So after a few nights of having the same thing, I decided to do something different. Looked into the freezer, and VIOLA! Puff pastry! Perfect. A quick tart it is.
Trust me, it’s the quickest and yummiest thing you would have! The sweetest of the figs, with the buttery-ness of the pastry. That made our night. Of course, to top it up, some macadamia ice cream from Connoisseur. The mr had two! (: Always a joy to see him eat the food I make with the satisfaction on his face.
So for a quick fix to your sweet tooth, I urge you to give this easy recipe a try!
Easy Peasy Fig Tart
1/2 sheet of store bought puff pastry (with butter), cut into 3 or 4 rectangles
3-4 fresh figs, sliced into quarters
caster sugar, enough to lightly sprinkle on top of the pastry
tightly packed brown sugar, to sprinkle on top of the figs
scoop(s) of ice cream, to serve (flavour is up to you!)
1) Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celcius. On the rectangular sheets of puff pastry, lightly sprinkle caster sugar on the top.
2) Place the figs, aligned in the middle. Leaving some space on the sides.
3) Sprinkle some brown sugar on the figs. Bake the pastry for 15-20 mins, or until the pastry is golden brown.
4) Serve with a scoop of ice cream and ENJOY!
ps : you can either place the ice cream on the side, or put it on top like the mr did! haha