Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fig and frangipane tart


You know that autumn is here when the mornings become nippy and dark.  We have been having a run of lovely days, but the mornings are a reminder that they won't last.

I have been trying to make the most of the last of the summer fruit, and recently picked up some figs from the supermarket.  I had best intentions to make a fig clafoutis tart that I had seen on the SBS website, but when I went to make it, I realised that I didn't have any cream.  Instead, I decided to make a fig and frangipane tart for which I had all of the ingredients.



The tart recipe that I chose was this one, but I skipped the raspberry sauce.  I also took a shortcut on the pastry - I had frozen the leftover dough from Adam Liaw's Bondi Meringue Pie, and so I used that as the base for the tart.




The resulting tart was just gorgeous - a melt in your mouth, fruity spectacular.  The figs had become jammy and soft in the oven, and the buttery frangipane set them off nicely.  It was a worthy send-off to summer.

8 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Farewell summer!! Hello Autumn! I hope there are some figs left when we get back to Australia :D Just a few will do me!

Johanna GGG said...

It is lovely to be in the uk in spring but I will look forward to the autumn leaves when I get home - and would love you to save me a slice of your gorgeous tart :-)

leaf (the indolent cook) said...

Looks and sounds like an absolutely scrumptious tart! :)

Liz Berg said...

The jammy figs delicious!!! And definitely no raspberry sauce needed :)

Teresa said...

Frangipane and figs sound like a perfect match. As much as I like a cream filling, I think I'd prefer this.

Kari said...

I love frangipane and this looks delicious.

2paw said...

Oh that looks so Autumnal!! Gilly's friend Sandy the Failed Guide Dog has been helping himself to all the rip figs at his house: to our detriment!! I must keep a look out in the shops.

Kayte said...

Oh this fig tart looks spectacular...just the thought of jammy figs is making my mouth water...and guys here love tarts so I am marking this one to try when fig season is upon us in the fall. You did a nice job on this tart, looks so inviting.