Fig & Honeyed Goat Cheese Tartlettes ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fig & Honeyed Goat Cheese Tartlettes

On the same day that I made the Skinny Peach Cheesecake from last week, I decided to make another dessert with some fresh figs.  It was exciting because I have never, ever used fresh figs in a recipe before!  I ended up doubling the recipe for the cheesecake crust and made a perfect accompanying filling for the figs.  Tangy goat cheese sweetened with honey!




As I said, the crust is the exact same almond crust from the cheesecake, which works so perfectly with the rustic flavors of the fig and honey.  Besides, I love the texture that can stand up to the creamy goat cheese.  Deee-lish!


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Fig & Honeyed Goat Cheese Tartlettes
Inspired by Eating Richly & Call Me PMc
Makes 8 mini tartlettes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour or almond meal (I used almond meal, which makes for a "grittier" less smooth crust)
  • 3 Tbsp. real maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/8 tsp. salt






  • 8 oz. goat cheese (chevre)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup honey, divided
  • 8 figs


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Directions

1. Mix the crust ingredients (almond flour or almond meal, maple syrup, canola oil, and salt)
with a fork until clumpy and resembles coarse sand.




2. Press an equal amount into eight mini tart pans that have been sprayed with non-stick spray.


3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  While the crust is baking, begin work on the filling.


4. Mix the goat cheese, eggs, vanilla, and 1 Tablespoon of the honey in a food processor until smooth and creamy.


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4. Remove the crusts from oven and pour the filling into them.


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5. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes until the filling has set.  Watch carefully because different sized tart pans will cook at different times.


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6. Cool completely and refrigerate at least one hour, until ready to serve.

7. Slice each fig into four wedges and arrange on each tart. Drizzle with the remaining 3 Tablespoons of honey.


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I totally love how fresh figs look, and now I can enjoy them in a pretty homemade dessert!

I have a bumper crop arriving from my friend pretty soon and as much as I love this recipe, I might end up with 100 tartlets, so...

What is your favorite fig recipe?




62 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy, thanks for sharing! I found you thru Let's Get Social & am a new follower! hugz,Suzanne

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  2. I'm definitely going to be giving these a shot!


    AmeriAus Blog

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  3. Will bet back with you, probably next week, and let you know how wonderful it is!

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  4. Thanks! I'm surprised it looks so pretty, like I'm a fancy-schmancy pastry chef!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous. I was thinking that I wanted to make a fig tart but I couldn't quite concieve the whole thing. Pinning this recipe.

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  6. Oh wow! I wish you could send them to me! They look so delicious - pinned!

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  7. Hi! I just got back from New Orleans, but I can get it to you ASAP if you like. :)

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  8. Thank you! It was my first time working with fresh figs, and to tell you the truth, I think they just make everything look gorgeous once they're sliced open! I hope your fig tart looks and tastes wonderful. :)

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  9. Thanks! They don't take too long to make, which is a good thing, considering how quick they're gobbled up! It'll be MUCH quicker than me sending them by mail. ;)

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  10. oooooooooooOoooOOhhhh, yum! I love 1) figs, 2) honey, 3) goat cheese. Put them together and you've got? Heaven. I'm pinning this.

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  11. Looks good. I've never had fresh fig!

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  12. Tarts are beautiful! Pinning and tweeting this! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Dear Diane, You have a beautiful site. Just stopping by from Full Plate Thursday. These tartlettes look so elegant and I can only imagine how delicious they taste! Now following. Please stop by soon. Blessings, Catherine

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  14. Ha! I'm trying to imagine you saying the first word in your comment out loud. :) Actually, that's about the right reaction to these tartlettes!

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  15. I actually hadn't ever bought them to cook before, but I totally love figs in all forms! In jam, dried, and fresh!

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  16. Thank you! They're delicious, and now that I know that they get eaten quickly, I'll have to make double batches from now on!

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  17. just gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing at wake up wednesdays

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  18. These look not only beautiful but delicious!

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  19. You'll have to make them to know for sure! ;)

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  20. Of course! Thanks for hosting and visiting! :)

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  21. These look delicious. I love using goat cheese with fig so may just have to try this out. Thanks for pinning to the Get Inspired Pinning Party. ~ Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  22. Found your blog on "I love my blog", this post is just brilliant. It looks amazing, I may be trying this out as goats cheese is my favourite thing ever :). Lovely post.


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  23. Love this recipe!!! I have most of these ingredients in the house already. Gotta get the figs and goat cheese and I'm ready. Thanks for the recipe!

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  24. I love the Goat Cheese and Fig combination, this is a beautiful tartlette. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, and have a great weekend.
    Miz Helen

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  25. This is just too gorgeous! The figs and honey are such a great flavor combination! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  26. Great! Let me know if you try it, and enjoy!

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  27. Thank you! I'm surprised how pretty it turned out, considering it wasn't too much effort!

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  28. I totally agree about figs & honey being a perfect match! Thank you for visiting!

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  29. WOW! That looks great! Found you at Marvelous Mondays @This Gal Cooks

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  30. Thanks for visiting and definitely give it a try!

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  31. Thanks! I hope you enjoy making and tasting your own!

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  32. I love anything that resembles cheesecake :)
    thanks for sharing your recipe at the HomeAcre Hop!
    Sandra

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  33. You and me both! Thanks for visiting!

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  34. I don't usually click on recipe links but, this one got me...looks great, cant wait to try it

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  35. Great! I'm glad that I was an exception to the fact that you don't follow recipe links. :) I hope you enjoy the tartlettes!

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  36. Those photos are drool worthy! Thanks for sharing to Sunday FUNday!

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  37. Thanks so much for featuring me and for hosting! :)

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  38. Thank you
    for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I’ll be featuring you on this week’s hop, so
    please feel free to come grab a Featured button! (again!)
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  39. Stopping over from Two Cup Tuesday. These look and sound fantastic. I'm pinning these to try!

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  40. Great! Let me know how you like them. :)

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  41. This looks and sounds so amazing! I want it right now! Thanks for linking up with Tasty Tuesday. I will be featuring this tomorrow. :o) Please stop by and grab a featured button to show off. http://pickledokra.blogspot.com

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  42. Thank you! I'll definitely stop by. :)

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  43. I didn't get halfway thru your post before I HAD to pin it. it looks sooo wonderful! I am having a "Table It" link party showcasing anything to do with tables...food, tablescapes, coffee table vignettes and I'd love for you to join us and share your post with us if you have time :-)

    http://www.rustic-refined.com/2014/05/table-reviews-flash-link-party.html

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  44. Thanks so much! They are actually just as delicious as they are pretty! :)

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  45. YUUUMMM!!! Wow, this looks soooo good! cant wait to try :) thanks!

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  46. Wow, amazing! I love fresh and dried figs! And on top of this tartlette, I am absolutly going to try these! Saying hello from think pink Sunday! I don't have a fave fig recipe, but I think I just found one!
    Cathy

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  47. this looks delicious! going to make some day I want to impress dinner guests! visiting from Thing Pink Sundays, would love a visit back *wink*

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  48. What a special treat, your tartlettes look delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  49. Hi Diane,
    I'm in LOVE with this recipe! You've made it look so beautiful! I'm especially excited about the crust b/c I figured I'd have to buy some pre-made stuff but you've convinced me I can make it myself. Found your post after I linked up to the Link It or Lump It party and I'm so glad I've discovered your blog! We have similar passions...you can check us out at www.littleyellowcouch.com if you'd like.
    Cheers,
    Zandra

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  50. Diane, your recipe looks divine and your photos are impeccable!
    Congrats - you are one of our featured guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

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