Fresh Fig Filo Tart Recipe

Fresh Fig Filo Tart Recipes

Ingredients :

5

25g/ 2 tbsp

6

75g/ 2/3 cup

75g/ 6 tbsp

4

450ml/ 2 cups

2.5ml/ 1/2 tsp

15ml/ 1 tbsp

35 x 35 cm/ 14 x 10 in sheets filo pastry, thawed if frozen

butter, melted, plus extra for greasing

fresh figs, cut into wedges

plain flour

caster sugar

eggs

creamy milk

almond essence

icing sugar, for dusting

whipped cream or Greek-style yogurt, to serve

Method :
  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/ 375F/ Gas 5.

  2. Grease a 25 x 16 cm/ 10 x 6.25 in baking tin with butter.

  3. Brush each filo sheet in turn with melted butter and use to line the prepared tin.

  4. Using scissors, cut off any excess pastry, leaving a little overhanging the edge.

  5. Arrange the figs in the filo case.

  6. Sift the flour into a bowl and stir in the caster sugar.

  7. Add the eggs and a little of the milk and whisk until smooth.

  8. Gradually whisk in the remaining milk and the almond essence.

  9. Pour the mixture over the figs and bake for 1 hour, or until the batter has set and is golden.

  10. Remove the tart from the oven and allow it to cool in the tin on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

  11. Remove from the tin, if you like.

  12. Dust with the icing sugar and serve with whipped cream or Greek-style yogurt.

Serves 6-8

Figs cook wonderfully well and taste superb in this tart - the riper the figs, the better they will taste.

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