Friday, August 27th, 2010

Baby Fig and Apple Fruit Tarts


All Images © Katie Quinn Davies

I’ve developed a thing recently for making tarts… in particular tarts using really thin butter puff pastry and topping them with super thinly sliced fruit – thanks again Bob (Father-in-law) for the pressie of the mandolin last year :) I tend to veer towards the more simple, rustic style desserts over OTT elaborate versions – I case of ‘less is more’ etc..

Last night I was craving something sweet after dinner but we had nothing in the house in the way of chocolate or such, so knowing I had some puff pastry in the fridge and some Granny Smith apples in a bowl on the kitchen table, I quickly made up a very simple, small open-top apple tart. I had experimented before with a similar item and discovered a nice pairing with tart apples is sour cream, so I used some of that and sweetened it with a teaspoon of caster sugar. It’s a simple, quick-to-prepare dessert which uses minimal ingredients and which hit to spot nicely and luckily I found out today it works very well too with fresh baby figs drizzled with honey

11 Responses to “Baby Fig and Apple Fruit Tarts”

  1. August 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    I always have the puff pastry in my fridge. I love to use it for tarte tatin – the laziest version. With apples or with the thyme and apricots when they are in season.

  2. christiane
    August 27, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Hello Katie! Where do I get the recipe for the fig and apple tart??

  3. August 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    That’s the thing with puff pastry.. It’s enormously versatile and I always some on hand in my freezer.. i just wish it was easier to make at home :)

  4. August 28, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Both the tarts look beautiful! I try to keep some puff pastry in the freezer too, but I used it recently and haven’t restocked. I may have to try the apple tart with regular pie crust, since I can’t wait to make it!

  5. August 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Love all of this!! I’m obsessed with your blog and pictures right now!!

  6. August 29, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I think this has just become my new favourite blog. Can’t go wrong with food :) Happy to have stumbled upon it!

  7. August 31, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Where the hell did you get baby figs at this time of year?! I have my purse in my hand and am ready to leave the house immediately!

  8. August 31, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Haha! Louise ;) I got them in Woolies in Balmain, actually I was literally just there getting ingredients for a shoot tomorrow and I saw 4 boxes…. You’d better get your skates on… ;)

  9. September 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    And who said that food doesn’t photograph well? You’ve proven them wrong!!
    Kepp it up :)

  10. October 15, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I love the simplicity of this recipe, it inspired me to do a similar version with plums, cinnamon and yogurt: http://dexter-dinah.blogspot.com/2010/10/easy-plum-tart.html

  11. Anonymous
    August 4, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Here what i found -> vision correction

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