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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fresh Figs Honey and Almond Mini Tarts



Light sweetness ,soft skin and crunchy seeds , these California grown Figs are perfect a mellow sensation. Rich source of minerals and vitamins, the sweetness and color intensifies as the fruit ripens.



Simple and elegant these free-form fresh fig tarts are incredibly easy to make.Most of the sweetness is from the luscious honey ,the almond filling at the base adds nutrition and heartiness to the tarts. Lightly sweet,I don't just reserve this for dessert ,but also enjoy them as a snack.




Recipe
Makes about 6 mini tarts.

Ingredients
For Pastry crust
2 cup Whole wheat pastry flour
3 tablespoon Organic butter or Vegetable Shortening(Trans fat free)or Virgin Pressed Coconut oil,cold
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground cinnamon
2-3 tablespoon cold water

For almond filling
1/2 cup almonds
2 tablespoon brown sugar


For Topping
8-10 Fig Figs ,hulled and quartered
1/4 cup Pure organic honey


Method

Prepare the dough
Sift the flour,salt and cinnamon in bowl. Mix in the butter or shortening,using a food processor pulse while adding the cold water ,until just combined in to a crumbly mixture. Or use 2 fork and break the butter in to flour and mix it up while adding the cold water.Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and allow to refrigerate for 30 minutes

Prepare the Almond Filling

Toast the Almonds in 350F oven for 5-6 minutes.Cool and finely grind it in a Vitamix or coffee grinder. Mix in the sugar.

Bake the tarts
Preheat Oven to 350F
Unwrap the dough. Spread some all purpose flour on work surface.Divide the dough in to 6 equal portions.Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough about 4 inches in size.Pinch the sides of the pieces ,place them on a baking tray and spread about a tablespoon of almond mixture on each and arrange the quarters of the figs over it. Drizzle about 1-2 teaspoons of honey over each of the mini-tarts.Bake for about 15-20 minutes until the edges of tart are lightly crisp and brown.Serve warm. Can be refrigerated in an air-tight container for 2 weeks.

17 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What wonderful tarts! That flavor combination os just divine.

Cheers,

Rosa

divya said...

Delicious and tempting recipe...Lovely clicks.

Hari Chandana said...

Woww... looks super cute and delicious.. thanks for sharing dear :)
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent looking recipe dear. Wonderful clicks.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Tina said...

Wow..Beautiful tarts dear..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow drooling here...yummy tarts

Priya said...

Stunning mini tarts..

Poornima Nair said...

Wonderful flavores, looks awesome!

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Almonds have always been great when paired with fruits. This seems simple to prepare.

nazarina said...

The last picture is so delicious! I would love to give this recipe a try! What can be better than those Californian figs!You are so the health girl!
This recipe would be great in this magazine, I am working for! You would be compensated of course!

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Mother Rimmy said...

I love that you use whole wheat pastry flour. I've not cooked or baked with figs as of yet. I need to give this a try, it's has such a nice, rustic appeal.

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