Late Summer Honey Almond Fig Tart
Figs are a weird looking fruit native to the Middle East & western Asia. Growing up, dried figs and figgy desserts (no, not fig newtons!) were a staple whenever we went to visit our Armenian family or Persian friends. Here in Seattle though, I’ve been looking for figs for weeks at the stores without luck. But guess what I found tucked away in the organic fruit corner yesterday? Yup, figs! They weren’t even labeled or priced and the poor check out guy had to call three different supervisors to get a price on them because no one knew what they were! But I finally got them home and made this slightly sweet, slightly nutty tart on an easy homemade puff pastry right away.
Doesn’t it look beautiful?