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Fresh fig tart with an almond cream filling.

Fig Tart

  • Author: Maria
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 hours
  • Yield: 1 8-inch tart 1x
  • Category: Tarts

Description

Fig Tart is a subtly sweet almond tart baked with fresh figs.  It begins with butter and egg-rich almond dough that’s filled with almond cream and then baked. It’s a simple yet beautiful tart that is perfect with seasonal figs.


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Ingredients

For the crust

  • 85 g (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1.4 g (1/4 teaspoon) salt
  • 140 g (1 cup) all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 18 g (3 tablespoons) skinless almond flour, sifted
  • 55 g (1/2 cup) powdered sugar
  • 1.8 g (1/2 teaspoon) pure vanilla extract
  • 40 g (2 large) egg yolks, at room temperature

For the filling

  • 70 g (3/4 cup) skinned almond flour
  • 70 g (3/4 cup) powdered sugar
  • 2 g (3/4 teaspoon) cornstarch
  • 2 g (1 teaspoon) all-purpose flour
  • 70 g (5.5 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 g (1/2 teaspoon) pure vanilla extract
  • 50 g (1 large) egg
  • 89 fresh figs, sliced in half lengthwise
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

For the crust

  1. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter, salt, and all-purpose flour on low speed just until the mixture is crumbly.  Add the almond flour and powdered sugar and mix on low speed just until incorporated.  Add the vanilla and egg yolk to the mixture and mix on medium speed until all the ingredients are combined.
  2. Scrape the dough onto a work surface and shape it into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle.  Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Roll the dough and line an 8-inch tart ring or pan.  Allow the dough-lined ring to rest in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

For the filling

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C.  Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.  Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the almond flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, and all-purpose flour.  Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, salt, and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 1 minute.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the almond flour mixture to the bowl.  Mix for an additional 1 minute.  Add the egg and mix until incorporated.
  4. Remove the prepared tart dough from the refrigerator and place it onto the prepared baking sheet pan.  Using a fork, gently poke holes into the dough, allowing for an inch in between holes.  Pour the almond cream mixture over the crust and use an offset spatula to smooth into an even layer.  Arrange fig halves flesh side facing up.
  5. Bake the tart in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the cream and crust are golden brown.  A toothpick inserted into the center of the tart should come out clean.  Allow the tart to cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes and then remove the tart ring.  Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.

Notes

Make-Ahead:  You can make the almond filling up to 2 days in advance.  Cover in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator.

Storing:  Store the baked tart covered in the refrigerator.

Keywords: frangipane, almond cream filling, fig dessert,