These quick and Easy Fig Tarts are a great summer treat that you can throw together. Just four items to pick up at the store and you’ve got something good!
Easy Fig Tarts
Everyone is back to school and time is precious again. There’s only so many hours in a day and when you work and the kids have homework then there’s the dinner to make and lunches to prepare for the next day. If you’re looking for a dessert that’s quick and easy, not too sweet and pretty to serve, take a look at these easy Fig Tarts.
Made with easy puff pastry, a dollop of cream cheese, fresh figs, and a sprinkle of sugar. It’s a quick dessert that you and the family can enjoy.
I loved how easy it was to make these great tarts. Fresh figs are amazing and it’s a shame that they are only in season for a short time. If you can’t find figs, you can swap out a lot of different fruits into these tarts.
I’ve also just baked up the puff pastry shells and filled them with pudding and fresh fruit. Puff Pastry is so versatile and delicious – I don’t know why I don’t bake with it more often.
These little tarts aren’t particularly sweet. To keep it simple I didn’t add any sugar to the cream cheese and instead chose to add a bit of honey to the top of the cooked figs. There is the little bit of Turbinado sugar around the edges, but that’s really there for color, caramelization, and to make it look pretty and fancy.
So make up a few for dessert tonight while figs can still be found in the grocery stores.
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- 1 Sheet Frozen Puff Pastry
- Cream Cheese - about 9 tablespoons
- 4 Tbsp Butter, melted
- Figs, washed and sliced
- Turbinado sugar
- Whipped Cream and Honey
- Preheat the oven to 400 F and like a cookie sheet with a silicon mat or parchement paper.
- Roll out a sheet of Puff Pastry into a 9x9 square. Cut into 3 inch squares (9 squares total) and then cut L-shaped slits around the top right and lower left sides, but not at the opposite corners.
- Fold over the top right corner to the lower left inside corner, then the lower left will stretch over to the upper right corner.
- Carefully move the pastry to a cookie sheet. Spread on a tablespoon of cream cheese in the center andtop it with a slice of fig.
- Brush melted butter to the exposed pastry and sprinkle on some Turbinado sugar.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Cool for 10 minutes then serve with fresh whipped cream and honey.
Recipe adapted from Buzz Feed Tasty
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g