Figs are so gorgeous! I have my top three pretty fruits, and figs are on that list along with pomegranates and mangos. You might remember one of my very first recipes of honey glazed fig empanadas along with this video. Every time I see figs now I’m reminded of that corny little home video my BFF captured of me and the words she told me – “One day, you’ll be on the Today Show”. It hasn’t happened yet, but it’s those words that made me realize I need to dream BIG. She has been my friend since we were 15 years old. She now lives in San Diego so we don’t see or talk to each other frequently, but when we do, we pick up right where we left off. Her daughter is my godchild and just graduated from college. I’m so proud of her and the amazing mother who raised her. Time has gone by so fast, and I feel truly blessed that our friendship has stood the test of time.
This recipe is dedicated to my best friend who has always been there for me. She is there when I need to vent, cry, share exciting news, or need advice. She is always so encouraging, so fair, and so motivating. I just wish we were neighbors so that I can physically share this dessert with her.
Rachel, I love you girl, and want you to know how much you mean to me. Thank you for listening and being my friend.
These fig tarts are simple to make with only three ingredients — ready made puff pastry, honey, and of course the star of the show…figs. Figs drizzled with honey and baked soften and sweeten the fruit and adds a delicious roasted flavor. Sprinkle the pastries with some raw sugar and voila you have a lovely sweet pastry to enjoy for dessert.
Fig Tarts with Honey and Raw Sugar
Yield: 6 servings
These fig tarts are simple to make with only three ingredients -- ready made puff pastry, honey, and of course the star of the show...figs. Figs drizzled with honey and baked soften and sweeten the fruit and adds a delicious roasted flavor. Sprinkle the pastries with some raw sugar and voila you have a lovely sweet pastry to enjoy for dessert.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
1 pound figs, cut into ½” wedges
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Cut pastry into six 4” squares, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and prick all over with a fork.
Top with figs, leaving a ½” border. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake tarts until edges of pastry are puffed and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with more sugar just before servings.