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Fig Tart Recipe With Curd Cheese

Honeyed fig and curd cheese tart

Published: August 10, 2016 at 9:00 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

This recipe for honeyed fig and curd cheese tart is easy and ready in under an hour. Use cow or goat’s curd for this. Both are young and fresh but the goat’s curd will give you more of a tang

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal414
fat21g
saturates6.2g
carbs43.7g
sugars31.3g
fibre4.4g
protein10.5g
salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 230g circular or rectangular sheet (we used La Pâte Feuilletée ready-rolled puff pastry, available from Ocado)
  • 150g curd cheese
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 4-5 small purple figs
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds, toasted
  • 1 tbsp runny honey

Method

  • STEP 1

    Unroll the pastry onto a baking sheet. Score a border 2cm in from the edge and prick the inside with a fork. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Beat the cheese, ground almonds, egg yolk and sugar together in a bowl. Cut the figs into thick slices. Bake the tart case (unfilled) for 10 minutes.

  • STEP 3

    Take out of the oven and gently push down the centre which will have puffed up. Let it cool a little then spread the cheese mix inside the border and lay the figs on top, choosing similar sized slices for a neater finish.

  • STEP 4

    Bake for another 20-30 minutes until the filling is light golden and puffed a little. Scatter over the flaked almonds and finish with a drizzle of honey. Serve just warm.

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