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5 fig tarts: easy and tasty recipes – Italian Cuisine

5 fig tarts: easy and tasty recipes


With shortcrust pastry, but also with brisée and biscuits. And then with pistachios or berries. Easy and delicious recipes for autumn breakfast

The end of the holidays is sweeter thanks to the arrival of an extraordinary seasonal fruit on our tables: the FIG.
We suggest using it to prepare a delicious pie for breakfast, indeed five!

Not just September figs

Perhaps not everyone knows that there are two types of figs: those that ripen in winter and are harvested in the spring, called primaticci, and i "Real figs" that ripen at the end of summer, right in this period.
The best because they are sweeter and meatier are obviously the latter, but you can prepare lots of desserts even with spring ones.

The peel is eaten?

Basically the answer is no because the plant could have been treated, but also because washing ripe figs is a delicate operation that could compromise the yield of the fruit.
The peel is thin and delicate and it simply needs to be removed with the help of a small knife.
If the figs come from the house tree and you know how they were treated, however, use them as well whole clean simply with a damp piece. Avoid eating white milk that comes out of the stalk.

Pies with figs

To best enjoy the fig and exalt it, we suggest using it in desserts always fresh.
Otherwise prepare one homemade jam using a low percentage of sugar, preferably cane, and lemon zest and juice.
Here 5 easy recipes for your autumn breakfasts.

Classic tart

Prepare a fig jam by cooking 500 g of figs and 200 g of sugar and enrich it with walnuts and flakes of dark chocolate.
Then fill in a base of shortcrust pastry and decorated with the classic grill.
You can enrich this recipe as you prefer by adding other ingredients to the jam or you can use a whole wheat pastry flour for a more rustic result.

Cream and fig tart

There cream tart it is a sweet that is always very welcome.
Cook the pastry in white, ie covered with dried beans, and when ready fill it with the custard and decorated with fresh figs.

Cheesecake tart

A variation of the previous recipe with a mascarpone based cream (or flaky cheese), sugar and whipped cream instead of custard.
It is easier and faster to make because only the base is cooked.
You can also use the biscuit base and butter instead of the pastry if you prefer the real one cheesecake and if you don't want to cook anything.

Galette of figs

There galette It is a very rustic and easy to prepare French dessert that includes a shell of pasta brisee and a fruit-only filling, in this case figs.
Just spread the base, place the figs cut into pieces and mixed with a little cane sugar and lemon zest and then close the edges of the pasta towards the center to have a sort of cornice.

Tart with berries

To enrich the fig tart, whatever it is among those proposed, add other autumn fruits, such as i berries that contrast with their acidity the sweetness of the figs making the dessert less cloying.
In addition, blackberries, raspberries, currants and blueberries are also beautiful to see as a dessert decoration.

Browse the gallery to get a glimpse of our 5 recipes!

With your strawberry tarts it's spring – Italian Cuisine

With your strawberry tarts it's spring


From our May cover to your kitchens. With this strawberry tart you really brought it spring!

We have prepared this cake to enter gently in the summer. The recipe is not that of the usual tart: the base is a pastry with macaroons, the cream is lighter and the taste of the fruit is double, because the strawberries are present both in the cream rose (obtained in a natural way), both as a decoration, in their entirety and freshness.

We have invited you to enjoy the flavors of spring with us and, as usual, you have surprised us. You have revisited our recipe with creativity and you have delighted us with beautiful decorations. In the gallery above, a selection of the most beautiful tarts prepared by you and posted on Instagram.

Have you not yet prepared it? Here she is recipe!

Puff pastry tarts – Italian Cuisine

»Puff pastry tarts


Prepare the béchamel (go here for the recipe)


Put the potatoes in a saucepan with cold water, bring to a boil and cook for 40 minutes. Then drain, peel the potatoes and pass them in the potato masher to obtain a puree that you will collect in a bowl.

Now add the speck cut into small pieces, the béchamel, the Parmesan, the yolk and the salt and mix everything together.

Roll out the puff pastry on a flat surface, cut out circles and line the buttered tart molds with them. Prick the base of the tartlets with the prongs of a fork.

Pour the potato mixture onto the pastry. With a small wheel we extract strips from the dough puff pastry and put them on our tartlets. Brush the surface of the threshold with a beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 200 ° for 15/20 minutes.

Leave to cool and then serve.

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