Do you ever wake up inspired? Just itching to expand? Wanting to get yourself in the kitchen, experiment and get dirty? I was having one of those days. It usually comes when I want something sweet. The air was perfect, the sun was shining through the window, I was playing my favorite music, completely focused on the tart at hand with good vibes all around me. I had all the ingredients in the house for a fig tart and I was making it happen. I could hear my phone making a faint sound from the other room, and something told me to check it. I wiped my hands down and scrolled through my phone. It was an email from Latina Bloggers Connect sending me the AWESOME news that Sprint had chosen me as one of the ambassadors for a sponsorship to Blogalicious in VEGAS! Jumping up and down, excited and acting like a clown, I ran back to the kitchen popped my pistachio cream fig tart in the oven and waited for it to be ready. I hit the jackpot twice, not only was I going to Blogalicious, I was going to have my fig tart to celebrate too. (In Oprah voice) Thank You Sprint!
Ingredients for Pistachio Cream Fig Tart:
1 – 17.3 ounce package of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry (2 sheets)
1 – cup powdered sugar
1 – teaspoon almond extract
1 – 8 oz package of cream cheese (room temperature)
6 – tablespoons of fig jam
20 – black mission figs (sliced in half)
1 – egg
1 – tablespoon of water
This recipe makes 2 tarts
Bring puff pastry to room temperature.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
In a food processors combine pistachios and powdered sugar. Pulse until the pistachios are a fine crumb. Then add in almond extract and cream cheese. Pulse until all is evenly combined. Remove from food processor and set in a bowl to the side.
Lay one puff pastry sheet on a lined cookie sheet, and spread with 3 tablespoons of fig jam. Make sure to leave a 1 inch frame all along the edges.
Then take a teaspoon of the pistachio cream and drop it in a dollop then take another until you have 10 dollops in a row. Top each with a half of fig.
In a little bowl make an egg wash by mixing egg and water together. Then brush edges of pastry with the egg wash.
Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
While your first tart is baking, prepare the next one with the rest of the ingredients. Or you could cut the other sheet in half and make two small ones. I ended up doing this for a total of 3 tarts. One large one and two small ones. 🙂 Same baking time.