Fig, Rosemary, Goat Cheese Tart

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Fig, Rosemary, Goat Cheese Tart:

What happens when fig, rosemary, goat cheese, balsamic, and honey party together in a tart? OMG. Crazy yumminess. Words fail me when trying to describe just how much I enjoy the combination of these flavors.

First, I’ll tell you how it’s made, then add a few photos! K? K!

INGREDIENTS:
1 unbaked pastry pie shell of your choice
figs, cut into thin slices (about 2-3 cups)
3 Tbsp sugar
1/8th cup good balsamic vinegar
1/8th cup local honey
2 tsp finely chopped rosemary
1 Tbsp cornstarch
goat cheese (about .33 lb.)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Sprinkle small crumbles of cool goat cheese across the pastry shell.
Combine balsamic vinegar, honey, sugar, and rosemary, stir, and pour over sliced figs in a bowl (I used a large measuring cup).
Allow the mix to macerate the figs for about 15 minutes.
Carefully pour about 1/8 cup juice out of the mix and stir in 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch, then return to mix of figs, carefully coating all slices.
Pour fig mix over goat cheese into pastry shell.
Bake at 425 F for five minutes, reduce heat to 350 F and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Enjoy warm! (We did!)

Now the photos:
Click on photos to enlarge them into a new window!

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Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

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Posted on August 10, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I have picked a TON of figs this weekend and just made jam. This will my next fan-fig-tastic culinary creation!

    • 🙂 I’m so jealous you picked a ton of figs! Birds have gotten most of mine this year! I had to supplement with store bought. It still turned out well! Love garden-to-table cooking! Tonight, we’re using more Rosemary from our garden! Thanks for stopping by! ~Amber

  2. We have a fig tree that would not fit into a CHURCH, but it’s turning our property into a rookery. 😦 Did get far too many from the lower branches, though. Love fig preserves and have a FIG NEWTON recipe, if you’re interested…
    Oh, and thanks for this new invention. I cannot wait to try it. Fresh rosemary, right?

    • We LOVE fig preserves! 🙂 🙂 Yum!! They’re surprisingly difficult to find in the mainstream brands around here, so we buy them everytime we find them at the RiverMarket and specialty artisan food boutiques! Yes, I used fresh Rosemary from my garden. It has great flavor this time of year, but I’m sure dried would work as well! Using primarily small, young leaves, I chopped the rosemary leaves pretty finely and saved the branches to use as skewers for chicken kabobs! 🙂 ~Amber

    • I’d LOVE a fig newton recipe!! I’ve never tried making my own newtons! :)) :))

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