Fresh Fig Tart with a Savory Grain Free Rosemary Crust

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August 26th, 2018
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This Fresh Fig Tart is filled with a mix of goat cheese and mascarpone with a savory grain free rosemary crust.  It really is a cheese platter in one bite.

Fresh Fig Tart

Yesterday, we were walking around our local farmers market and there was this big crowd around a new vendor I haven’t seen before.  I headed over and saw fresh figs with syrup oozing out of them.

I grabbed about 12, and I instantly knew what to make with them.  A savory tart!  I mean.. look at them, they are perfection and I wanted to keep them fresh.

Savory Filling

After the visit to the farmers market, we went to Wholefoods to get some other groceries and I made a beeline for some mascarpone and goat cheese.  I love the tartness of the goat cheese, but I also wanted a nice smooth and light filling.  The mascarpone is the perfect way to add that lightness.  Along with one egg, it makes a nice and quick savory filling for this tart.

Rosemary Crust

When we got home I saw that I had 2 boxes of Rosemary crackers, so I put those in the food processor and blitzed them until they were fine crumbs.  Then I added some coconut oil to bind them together.  Using a tart tin with a removable bottom I pressed the crumbs tightly and then poured the filling over.

Final Touches

After letting it cool down after baking, it was time to put the tart together.  Cut all the figs in to quarters or in half, depending on the size.

I also sprinkled over some walnuts and fresh thyme.  Herbs really go well with goat cheese.

To finish the dish and to add some sweetness, I drizzled some honey I brought over from our travels in Kauai.

What you get when you put it all together is this beauty of a dish.

Enjoy the last spoils of summer!!

For a sweet version of this tart you can make my Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Honey Roasted Figs

 

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resh Fig Tart with a Savory Grain Free Rosemary Crust

This Fresh Fig Tart is filled with a mix of goat cheese and mascarpone with a savory grain free rosemary crust. It really is a cheese platter in one bite.

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Grain Free, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Slices
Author Rezel Kealoha

Ingredients

  • 12 Fresh Figs
  • 4 oz Goat Cheese
  • 4 oz Mascarpone
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Boxes Rosemary Grain Free Crackers
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Crushed Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • Fresh Thyme Leaves

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a tart tin with a removable bottom with oil and set aside. 

  2. Place the crackers in a food processor and blitz until they are fine crumbs.  Add in the coconut oil and blend until it starts coming together.  Press the cracker crumbs in the bottom of the tart tin and set aside.

  3. Wash out the food processor and dry and then add in the goat cheese, mascarpone and egg.  Mix until it's nice and smooth and well blended.  Pour over the cracker crust.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese filling is firm.  Cool completely in the tin.  Once cool unmold and place on a serving platter with the bottom still on.

  5. Cut the fresh figs in half or in quarters depending on the size and start laying out on top of the tart.  Then sprinkle the walnuts and some thyme leaves over and finish with a drizzle of honey.  Enjoy!

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