Honeyed Fig Crostatas

Figs, figs everywhere! Since we’ve been watering it more regularly, our fig tree in the backyard has been producing *tons* of figs! So, we were invited to a Labor Day cookout, and I thought this would be the perfect dessert, especially since we had so many fantastic figs! The verdict? It was a hit!

Fig crostata - done

Honeyed Fig Crostatas
From Food & Wine, Oct 2009
Serves 8

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used ultragrain flour)
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
Kosher salt
1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons ice water
1 1/2 pounds fresh green and purple figs, each cut into 6 wedges
5 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon thyme leaves, plus small sprigs for garnish
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of water

1.In a food processor, pulse the flour with the sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add the butter and pulse until it is the size of peas. Add the water; pulse until the dough comes together. Pat the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Fig Crostata - dough

2.On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut out eight 5-inch rounds, rerolling the scraps if necessary; transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Fig crostata - cutting out dough Fig crostata - dough rounds

3.Preheat the oven to 375. In a bowl, toss two-thirds of the figs with 3 teaspoons of the honey, the lemon juice, thyme leaves and a pinch of salt. Arrange the figs on the dough rounds, leaving a 1/2-inch border all around. Fold the edges over the figs and brush the dough with the egg wash. Chill for 30 minutes.
Fig crostata - filled Fig crostata - unbaked

4.Bake the crostatas for 35 minutes, rotating halfway through baking, until the crusts are golden. Let stand for 10 minutes.

5.Gently toss the remaining figs with the remaining 2 teaspoons of honey. Transfer the crostatas to plates, top with the figs and thyme sprigs and serve.

Nutritional info:
Calories: 405.1
Total Fat: 18.7 g
Cholesterol: 69.8 mg
Sodium: 12.6 mg
Total Carbs: 55.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 6.6 g

Nutritional info without figs:
Calories: 342.2
Total fat: 18.5 g
Cholesterol: 69.8 mg
Sodium: 11.8 g
Total Carbs: 39 g
Dietary fiber: 2.5 g
Protein: 6 g


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