Figs are one of my favorite fruits. You can roast them, bake them and eat them in savory or sweet dishes. My favorite way to eat figs is just the way God intended…as is. Whenever I see them in the market, they come home with me. I always put the grocery bag next to me in the front seat. This way I have easy access to the figs. After all, I need a snack for my long journey home (2 miles). I can never resist.
The other night we had friends over for dinner. It was a last minute thing, so I didn’t have much time to prepare dessert. My wheels were turning, then I saw those beautiful purple fleshed figs that I was selfishly saving for my morning breakfast. BUT, for the love of my friends and dessert, I used the figs to make this easy LEMON-MASCARPONE FIG TART.
I rolled out and blind baked store-bought puff pastry that I fit into a rectangular tart pan. While it was baking, I added sugar and lemon zest to mascarpone cheese. When the crust was baked and cooled, I spread the cheese evenly into the shell and topped it with fresh, sliced figs. This tart is way too delicious to be this easy to make. I’m happy to say, it was a huge hit with our guest. The entire tart was eaten, except for the one piece I managed to hide for my breakfast the next day. I couldn’t wait until morning.