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Fresh Fig and Thyme Tartlets

fresh fig and thyme tartlets Dessert
Fresh Fig and Thyme Tartlets
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 4

Morena Cuadra Figs have been around for thousands of years and are originally from the Mediterranean. They have always been valued for their sweet taste and perfume. Moreover, there are so many fig varieties ranging from green to purple to nearly black. Figs are filled with little seeds and peeling them isn’t necessary, although we sometimes do so for aesthetic purposes. They can be eaten fresh or dried; they’re delicious in any of these forms. For curiosity’s sake I will also tell you that the fig has been the protagonist in countless palace schemes in the age of the Roman emperors. It’s said that some famous characters have filled them with venom during the night hours to poison the chosen victim, removing them from the path to power without arousing suspicion. Well, all curiosities aside, the fig is a fruit that goes well in sweet dishes and salads, making it a versatile and practical ingredient. They make a perfect combination with cold cuts and cheese, but they’re also excellent in fresh summer salads and delicious deserts. A good way to serve figs is in combination with custard, in a sweet trifle, or as you can see in this basic and delightful recipe- that you will love preparing at home- in the simple preparation of a dollop of fresh sliced fig, thyme leaves, whipped cream and some blueberries. I assure you it is a spectacular dessert. Since this is a seasonal fruit, the rest of the year we can enjoy dried figs, which serve as an inspiration for more exquisite recipes. How do you like your figs? MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
cups whipping cream
2
tablespoons honey
1
lb fresh figs
Fresh thyme sprigs
1/2
cup blueberries

Directions

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  • 1
    In a bowl, previously chilled, whip the cream with the honey until firm and the beaters leave ridges on the surface of the cream. Refrigerate.
  • 2
    Cut the figs into thin slices. You don’t have to peel them, but you could if so tempted. Layer the fig slices in four separate pastry rings, scattering a few thyme leaves among the layers from time to time. Cover the rings with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve; however, you can also serve them right away as soon as you’re done making them.
  • 3
    Before serving the tartlets, remove the pastry rings and decorate each tartlet with a rosette of whipped cream and blueberries. Serve promptly.

Expert Tips

  • You can use green figs or any other variety. If you so desire, peel them.
  • Serve with custard.
  • Accompany the tartlet with a scoop of dulce de leche ice cream.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Morena Cuadra Figs have been around for thousands of years and are originally from the Mediterranean. They have always been valued for their sweet taste and perfume. Moreover, there are so many fig varieties ranging from green to purple to nearly black. Figs are filled with little seeds and peeling them isn’t necessary, although we sometimes do so for aesthetic purposes. They can be eaten fresh or dried; they’re delicious in any of these forms. For curiosity’s sake I will also tell you that the fig has been the protagonist in countless palace schemes in the age of the Roman emperors. It’s said that some famous characters have filled them with venom during the night hours to poison the chosen victim, removing them from the path to power without arousing suspicion. Well, all curiosities aside, the fig is a fruit that goes well in sweet dishes and salads, making it a versatile and practical ingredient. They make a perfect combination with cold cuts and cheese, but they’re also excellent in fresh summer salads and delicious deserts. A good way to serve figs is in combination with custard, in a sweet trifle, or as you can see in this basic and delightful recipe- that you will love preparing at home- in the simple preparation of a dollop of fresh sliced fig, thyme leaves, whipped cream and some blueberries. I assure you it is a spectacular dessert. Since this is a seasonal fruit, the rest of the year we can enjoy dried figs, which serve as an inspiration for more exquisite recipes. How do you like your figs?

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