My friend and neighbor Assana recently sent me an email consisting of just the link to the recipe for these beautiful little tartlettes.
I responded that I had goat cheese, and Assana said she’d buy the figs if I’d make the tarts. And so it started.
It took me a few days to get these together. I made the dough and had planned on the tarts the next day, but we were having a spur of the moment cocktail party and I ran out of time.
I baked off the tart shells, and then those sat on the counter for another couple of days. They were taunting me, with their flaky, delicious looking little ridges.
I finally filled the tarts – a simple filling, just goat cheese, a bit of sugar, an egg and some cream. The filling is baked in the shells for a short time, then the tarts are topped simply with figs and honey. They’re really beautiful, and delicious as well.
There really isn’t anything difficult or time consuming involved in making these. The dough and shells can be made a day or two ahead. The figs go on top just before serving.
- Fig & Goat Cheese Tartlettes (Tartlette)