This week we have a simple dessert that takes advantage of late summer’s bounty – nectarines and figs. It’s a simple tart that is not only delightful to look at but super yummy too!
1 large Nectarine
2 or 3 ripe Figs
6 ounces Chevre (if you want sweeter, use cream cheese) at room temperature
Pie Dough (homemade or from the grocery store)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel and slice the nectarine into thin slices (for 4 tarts you will need about 20 slices). Cut the figs into wedges (for 4 tarts you will need about 20 wedges).
Beat the egg until well blended.
Roll your pie dough into 6 inch circles. Onto a parchment covered baking sheet lay the circles of dough. Spread 1.5 ounces of chevre onto each circle, leaving about 1 inch of clean dough around the edges. Lay out your nectarine slices and fig wedges on the cheese. Now, carefully fold the clean edge up and over the fruit and cheese (see photo above). Use a pastry brush and brush all of the exposed pie dough with the egg.
Place your baking sheet in the oven and back for 30-40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool until they are warm. Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.