Sunday, September 9, 2012

Italian Fig and Cheese Filled Galette Recipe



Almond Cheese Filling:
3 1/2 ounces of almond paste
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:
1/4 cup raspberry seedless jam or other seedless jam of choice
6 large fresh brown figs sliced stems removed or (around 20 dried that have been simmered in water for 5 minutes then drained)

Garnish:
1 egg white
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 tart dough recipe or use  (to make a11 inch round circle) of pastry dough,  store bought pie dough or use puff pastry dough found in frozen foods section of your local supermarkets.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a food processor add the paste, cheese, honey, vanilla. Blend until smooth. Roll out pastry and place on a heavy duty parchment paper lined baking sheet.  Pour the cheese on top of the dough almost to the edges all around. Place the sliced figs on top of the cheese mixture, (microwave jam 10 seconds) and  spoon or pour on top of the figs. Fold the edges all around the exposing the center.

 Brush with some  beaten egg white wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 40 minutes or until browned at 400 degrees.
Serve with ice cream or plain.

19 comments:

Christine's Pantry said...

This looks wonderful! I'm saving this recipe.

Lucia from Madison said...

Excellent! I am so making this today! But I still have too many figs! Do you have any more recipes for figs?
Have you every frozen them?

Lizzy Do said...

Oh this is one extraordinary galette, Claudia! Figs and mascarpone sound like an amazing combination...love it!!!

Pretend Chef said...

This sounds like a great flavor combo!

Spicie Foodie said...

Now this is a great way to celebrate the new season! Another great recipe. Thanks for sharing Claudia:)

Alida said...

wow fig and cheese! Figs are too expensive in the UK but I had a few whilst in Italy. I cannot resist them and with cheese they are just heaven. Bravissima!

Belinda said...

What a beautiful tart! Someone stole 400 of your posts?? To do what??

Mary said...

What a lovely treat. Your galette looks beautiful and sounds delicious. I hope you've had a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Elisabeth said...

Claudia, I just adore your Italian Fig Galette with the almond paste and the mascarpone addition. Simply divine, and taste heavenly. I can imagine the aroma in your kitchen while baking it:) xo

Jennifer said...

Wow, that's really clever and gorgeous to boot!

Joanne said...

I keep wanting to make a galette.
Love the idea of using figs and almond paste.

Lois Christensen said...

This looks delicious! Wish I had some now! Hope you're having a nice day!

Natasha Price said...

Super delicious! I am loving the almond cheese filling in combination with figs!

Reeni said...

That is one gorgeous fig galette! I love the filling!

Vicki Bensinger said...

This is a great use of figs. I saw some at the store today and didn't want to get them until I could figure out something to make with them. This would be perfect. Easy and always delicious but I've never done one with figs. I'll pick some up tomorrow and make this.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious dessert Claudia it looks wonderful

Dana DeVolk said...

This looks so yummy! I never had anything like this, might have to give it a go!

Kathy said...

Oh Claudia, Gorgeous galette…filled with my favorite…figs and almond paste!! Yum!!

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

I love almond flavored desserts and I just picked up some fresh figs. Hmm... :)