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.
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