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.
Quick and Easy Fig Tarts
- 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 and then cut slits around the perimiter, but not at the corners. Spread on a tablespoon of cream cheese in the center and then brush on melted butter around the exposed pastry.
- Fold over a corner to the opposite inside corner. Repeat on other side. Carefully move the pastry to a cookie sheet and add the sliced figs. Add more melted butter to the edges and sprinkle on some Turbinado sugar.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Cool for 10 minutes then serve with fresh whipped cream and honey.
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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