Fig Balsamic & Honey Tart

Fig Balsamic & Honey Tart

Fig Balsamic & Honey Tart

Nestled within a flaky, golden crust, tender figs are artfully arranged and bathed in a luxurious glaze of warm honey and balsamic reduction, imparting a delicate complexity to every mouthful. This elegant tart is a celebration of seasonal abundance and culinary artistry, perfect for sharing with loved ones or just gulping down by yourself.


I N G R E D I E N T S :

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or measure for measure gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2-3 tablespoons ice water

For the Filling:


I N S T R U C T I O N S :

Make the Crust:

  • In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add the egg yolk and pulse until combined.
  • Gradually add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together.
  • Form the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat the oven:
  • Preheat to 375°F (190°C).
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface and fit it into a 9-inch tart pan.
  • Trim the edges and prick the bottom with a fork.
  • Line with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dried beans.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the weights and parchment and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until golden. Let cool.
Prepare the Filling:
  • Arrange the fig halves in the pre-baked tart shell, cut side up, in a decorative pattern.
  • In a small saucepan, warm the honey and Fig Balsamic Vinegar over medium heat until combined and slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Drizzle the honey-balsamic mixture evenly over the figs.
Bake the Tart:
  • Return the tart to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the figs are softened and the crust is golden brown.
Cool and Serve:
  • Let the tart cool slightly before slicing and serving.
  • Optionally, garnish with a sprinkle of chopped nuts or a dollop of whipped cream before serving.