Fresh Fig Tart with Homemade Almond Paste

Fresh Fig Tart with Homemade Almond Paste

Fig Pie

In a few minutes you can have a beautiful fig tart ready for the oven that will knock even the pickiest of fig eaters off their feet!

  • Ingredients:
    1 recipe Best Pie Crust, rolled out to 10 inch circle
    Filling quartered (also called Frangipane)
    ½ cup whole almonds, toasted
    ½ cup unsalted butter
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    1 large egg
    12 fresh figs, more if small, gently washed, trimmed and quartered
    Egg wash (egg white with 1 tablespoon water, mixed)
    Sugar to finish

To Prepare:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Prepare baking sheet by coating with cooking spray or covering with parchment paper
3. Place pie crust on prepared baking sheet and set aside
4. In food processor, grind almonds with sugar until fine. Add butter and egg and pulse several times to mix well
5. Divide paste into 4 equal parts, saving 1 part for fig tart. Freeze remaining 3 parts to use in any fruit pie recipe and use within 1 month
6. Spread saved portion of almond paste onto unbaked pie crust, leaving ¼ inch rim around the outside edge of crust

almond paste
7. Arrange fresh figs onto crust to edge of almond paste
8. Fold edges of crust inward onto figs to free form a lip on the tart. Brush crust with egg wash and sprinkle entire tart with sugar

And Figs
9. Place in hot oven and bake 35-45 minutes on until crust is browned and figs softened and bubbly

Yield: 1-10 inch tart to serve 6-8 people, or 1 greedy one!

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