Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fresh Figs, part 2

107. Fresh figs are a new find for me! They came to me as a gift from a dear sweet little Italian friend.

While searching Epicurious and the Food Network, I came across an awesome recipe for an Almond Fig Tart from Giada De Laurentiis' recipes. Later in the day, when talking with my sister, she found the same recipe! I knew this was the one to make!
This recipe was so very delicious...a must to try and so very easy. The only note I would make to self is to roll the dough out to a 12" round and to condense the mound of filling and fruit to the very center. It did seep slightly, as any fruit pie would do, but the finished product was delicious and beautiful! (Can you see my beautiful Polish table cloth in the background?)

"Seize the moment.
Remember all those women on the Titanic
who waved off the dessert cart."
~Erma Bombeck


Carol at Serendipity said...

I have never bought figs! I love fig newtons and I have had a paste made from figs on a cheese platter. I am going to try buying some. They are expensive in Maine so I will do more research about ripeness, etc..

Thanks for the inspiration.


Anonymous said...

That tart looks delicious! I didn't know you could eat the skins. I'm new to figs myself.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Figs are marvelous! I grew up with a fig tree in our yard and they are delicious. I have not had them for years now but you brought back memories of how they tasted fresh from the tree and all sun warmed!
My eldest son and daughter own a bakery and she has spoken of wanting to add something made of figs to their menu. I will print out your post.
I also want to thank you for becoming my 200th followers.
This is so strange because my blog seems to have taken on a life of it's own. I have been ill and unable to post and still it goes on. I am so grateful to you and others like you for visiting me and having faith in me to choose to follow me! Welcome, and again...thank you SO much!

In closing I just want to add that your blog is lovely. Clear and concise and cozy and that isn't always easy to accomplish! :)

Hopefully, I will be back on my feet in a couple of weeks and will try to give something once again.
Smiles and love,

Kate said...

This looks great! I miss our fig tree. For years I had enough figs to share, make jam, and special treats...Lucky....you have access to them!

Esther said...

The fig tart looks so appetizing as well as your presentation and must have really been good with a cup of tea. Wish I could have tasted it!

Kathleen said...

Looks excellent! Have you seen any in the market?


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