This is the time of the year that I love.....figs are in season and I love figs!
Not only I love to eat them fresh, but also I keep some for making some of the dishes that I love.
This year I made a cake that I haven't done in years, it was delicious.....we ate it immediately, and I forgot to take a picture of the interior....it was creamy and soft!
Almond Fig Tart
250 grams of flour
125 grams of cold butter (in small cubes)
40 grams of sugar powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
220 grams of Mascarpone cheese
220 grams of creme fraiche
1/2 cup of sugar (you can use more or less)
Few drops of almond essence
Few drops of vanilla essence
In a food processor, mix the flour, butter, sugar, and salt. Add water (in small amounts), until you have a soft dough that don't sticks into your hands. Make a ball, and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Use a roll pin, and roll it to the desire thickness (in my case it was about 0.5 cm). Put it into an oven safe mold, and cover it with beans. Preheat the oven at 380F, and cook it for 10 minutes, or until it is half way cooked. Take it out from the oven, and discard the beans (you can reuse them later for another pie).
Wash the figs, and cut them in slices. Set aside. Beat the eggs with the sugar until they are double and creamy. Add the mascarpone cheese, and the creme fraiche. Mix it well.
Over the pie (that is half way cooked), spread the sliced almonds. On top, put the mix of creme fraiche, cheese, and eggs. Distribute the figs and sprinkle with sugar on top of each one. Put it into a preheated oven at 365F for 30 minutes, or until is cooked. ENJOY!