This amazing Rustic Fig Tart is filled with a heavenly almond cream cheese spread and juicy fig slices!
We might as well call this the summer of galette (or rustic tart). I am not sure how many I have made this season, but every single time they disappear quicker than any other dessert in this house. I love making these for a few reasons. One of the reasons is because they are satisfying to bake. What with rolling out the dough, placing in your fillings, and folding over the crust, they look authentic. They also taste amazing!
I've shared this stone fruit galette at the beginning of summer, and then a strawberry rhubarb galette (which I may have devoured almost completely by myself). And today there are figs!! The versatility of this dish is undeniable!
Baking Fruit Will Save It From Being Thrown Away!
We bought a whole crate full of fresh figs. Some of them were amazing. Others unfortunately not so. They weren't quite ripe and sitting on the counter only made them softer, but not sweeter.
I had to act quickly before they were a complete loss. So this rustic tart came to be. I love how not-so-stellar fruit still turns into heavenly sweetness when baked. And the figs that were almost a loss were an absolute win in this tart.
The Enhanced Crust Makes This Dish Unforgettable
I know, I know... This rustic tart (like almost any) isn't going to win a beauty contest. But if you enjoy a slice of it with closed eyes, it will taste even BETTER! Nobody is saying it must look incredible in order to taste incredible! Because it doesn't!
Also, to add a little something extra, there is honey-sweetened almond-flavored cream cheese spread on the crust. Believe me, when I tell you it is absolutely amazing. You HAVE to try this! Crust allows for a nice even bite between all the sweetness of the filler; when you add this spread, it makes for a whole different flavor experience, like two baked goods in one!
Can you tell I'm slightly excited about this dish? Well, let's get to it!
Rustic Fig Tart
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour more for rolling out
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup butter cold
- ½ cup ice water
- ⅓ cup cream cheese room temp
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4-6 fresh figs sliced, stems removed
- 3 tablespoons apricot jam
- Place flour, salt and cut up butter into a food processor and pulse until mixture is crumbly and looks like wet sand. Slowly add water into running machine (only as much as needed) until a dough ball forms. Shape into a disk, cover in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour or freeze for 20 minutes.
- In a small bowl whisk together cream cheese, vanilla + almond extract, and honey until smooth.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out chilled dough (about ¼ inch thick) and transfer to a lined baking sheet. Spread the prepared cream cheese filling over the dough leaving a 2 inch border.
- Assemble the fig slices in a circular pattern to cover all of the cream cheese. Fold over the edges. Heat the apricot jam in the microwave for 30 seconds. Brush jam all over the figs.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until the crust edges are lightly browned. Cool before cutting.
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Hey! I am thinking about making these in advance. Have you tried freezing it? I’m curious how it would keep.
Wow this looks so friggin good. I have no idea what to do with figs. I've bought them and made a compote with strawberries, but that's it. This looks amazing! I love tarts!
I also was stumped at first when I realized the figs were no good to eat fresh. But they were awesome in this tart!
Mmmmmm, figs! And the colours look delicious. p.s. I made a fig loaf a few weeks back - delish!
Love the sound of a fig loaf! Will I get to see it on the blog soon?
Jacquee @ I Sugar Coat It!
On my list along with many recipes I just have not had the time to blog about. 🙁
Thalia @ butter and brioche
I am obsessed with figs right now.. especially figs in desserts! Need to make this tart recipe, it looks seriously delicious and I know I will love it!
Same here. Just bought another crate, mission figs this time. Still debating what to make with them. And I know I can always fall back on this tart. Hope you try it and enjoy as much as we do 🙂
OMG. I love this! The figs are absolutely beautiful and the almond cream cheese filling is genius! I think this has officially inspired me to make a galette myself. So much easier than trying to make pretty pie crusts. On a side note, I ate a rather disappointing plum today so I know how you feel.
Do it! Sooo much easier than pie 😉 And I totally hear ya on the plums. Have a bunch in my fruit bowl that I really hope will get better with time.