Sunday, August 24, 2008


I love when I find some stellar deal at the market! Saturday we found a flat of figs for five dollars. I had to get them. We ate half the flat on the way home. How often do you get to eat a fresh fig? I knew I was going to make a tart with the remaining figs. I can not get enough of fruit tarts in the summer.

The crust was very good. It was light and flakey. I really enjoyed this recipe. The recipes came from a bunch of resources. I take what I like the best from each recipe. The result was really delicious.


8 oz cream cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
zest of one lemon
pinch of salt

5 1/2 oz all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
4 oz. chilled butter
2 to 3 tablespoons ice water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup orange marmalade

figs, sliced

To make the crust:
In a food processor combine flour, salt, and sugar and whirl to combine. While processor is running slowly add ice water one tablespoon at a time until the sound of the machine changes and a ball of dough begins to form. Stop the machine. Gather onto plastic wrap, form a disk,cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Roll to a quarter inch. Lay in tart pan, fixing any patches as needed. Press up sides. Prick with the tines of a fork about seven times. Place in freezer for about 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 F. Bake for 2o minutes or until golden.

To make the filling:
Process cream cheese, lemon zest, sugar and salt. Add sour cream. Set aside.

To make glaze:
Melt orange marmalade in saucepan over medium heat. As soon as it melts remove from burner to cool.

Assemble tart:
Spread filling on cooled tart. Place sliced figs in concentric circles. Brush figs with the melted and cooled marmalade.


The Food Librarian said...

OMG! $5 for a flat?! Nobody can pass that up. I love figs with cream cheese and this sounds like the perfect tart. You did a great job laying out the figs! So pretty!

Grace said...

what a gorgeous tart! i appreciate your diligence in making the design so spectacular--it looks phenomenal!

kat said...

I really need to see if I can find some fresh figs here. That tart looks amazing. I'm getting together with the MN Foodies is two weeks to make some fig jam!

Kevin said...

That looks good! Nice way to use some fresh figs.

Jacque said...

It sure looks pretty, that's for sure. Nice job!

I've never tried figs, I'm real curious about how they taste.

Janet said...

There are several enormous fig trees near to my Dad's house. I'm going to alert him to this terrific idea for them.
There's nothing like a fresh fig.