I am in love with these Turkish figs! The inside are red and juicy, not too sweet . My father in law said that in Turkey the figs are sweet and the best in the world, growing in trees all over the island they come from. Hope to some day to go and try them out for myself….for now I will just dream about that, and get my figs from the store!
I had some puff pastry in the fridge was planning on making a pot pie with the left over turkey, but decided to make a fig tart instead.
I did not have ground or blanched almonds, I had the whole almonds which worked out fine, but next time I will prepare ahead and get some ground almonds.
My adapation from Bia’s fig-tart
What you will need:
- 1 thawed puff pastry
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tbsp cold butter
- 4-5 figs sliced
- 1 egg yolk for brushing the pastry
Grind whole almonds in blender (or use ground almonds), add the butter, sugar and blend to make a paste, add egg yolk. In baking sheet add the puff pastry, it comes wrapped up in parchment I leave and let it bake on that. Roll out the puff pastry and spread the almond paste on top, layer with the sliced figs take ends and make a crust, brush with egg yolk. Bake ate 375 till puff pastry is golden and crisp.
Transfer to serving dish and garnish with fresh pomegranate if desired. I had some left over cranberry sauce and it went wonderfully with it, just add a spoon of it on the side on the plate when serving….yum yum!
If your feeling ambitious and would like to make the dough from scratch follow this recipe, Bia made a fantastic fig tart on her blog! Check it out!
Oh and if your wondering what I did with the egg whites, I made meringue-kisses~