Fig puff pastry tarts are a quick and easy dessert. Ready from start to finish in about 20 minutes and individually sized, these tarts are perfect for sharing. A handful of fresh figs, a sheet of puff pastry and a bit of sweetened cream cheese come together to make a delicious and simple treat.
Figs are a favorite of mine. From fig jam to panna cotta with bourbon-poached figs, you’ll find a few fig recipes here. Figs are just barely sweet, but when they are overly ripe can be jammy and have hints of honey.
If you’ve never had a fresh fig before, don’t expect them to taste like a certain cookie you may be familiar with. They taste nothing at all like a newton.
As we near the end of August, this is the time of year when summer produce is still available and fall fruits and vegetables are just starting to appear. It is the best of both worlds and for me, the best time for fruit.