Friday, September 2, 2011

Fresh Fig Galette



Ok, I know by now you must be sick of me with the figs.

I can promise you this is the last bunch of figs for the season.

This year has been the best year ever for these fruits, tastewise, they have been sweet and jammy. But they haven't been easy to find. We've had a lot of rain, so it was slim when I could find them at the farmer's markets, but when they did show up, they were waiting there just for me.

The A&P had them for $9.99 for 27 fresh beautiful figs. What a bargain!



This was so yummy. It is plain and simple and it is right up there with the Orange Olive Oil Cake and that Rose Bakery Pistachio Cake.

Loved. LOVED.



Fresh Fig Galette: by yours truly (that would be me!)

1 sheet of frozen puff pastry, defrosted
12 ripe FRESH figs, sliced
turbinado (raw) sugar for sprinkling

Frangipane:
1 cup of almond meal or ground almonds
3 tbsp melted butter
1 egg
1/3 cup granulated sugar

Mix together the frangipane ingredients in a bowl, and set aside.



Line a heavy baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the puff pastry, working fast so it stays chilled, and lay it on the lined baking sheet.



Spread the frangipane in the center of the dough and spread it with a rubber spatula, leaving 1 1/2" border to fold the dough over.

In a decorative fashion, lay the fresh sliced figs all over the frangipane and fold over the edges to create a rustic form shape.



Brush the edges of the dough with some milk or cold water to seal the edges.

Sprinkle turbinado sugar over the figs and the edges.

Bake in a 375F oven for 30 minutes until golden brown. Let rest a few minutes and slice like a pie.



Oh my!

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16 comments:

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

I never get sick of figs! I dream about them all year! :) This looks just perfect.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I love anything with frangipane - add figs and you've got an irresistible combo.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I've seen figs everywhere this season, including on French blogs. Who would ever get tired of your lovely galette Stacey.
Sam

Ginny Lee said...

we are having kitchen karma...I made blueberry gallette and crostini this week too...just having trouble getting them posted :) I love almond based fruit tarts--have to try the puff pastry idea too.

mil said...

Dil,
Your pictures are so beautiful.
They are works of art, too.
Mil

Proud Italian Cook said...

Beautiful combo Stacey, I love the frangipane, I never think to use that, and simple too! This is calling me to go out and by more puff pastry... Stop me, I need help!

The Japanese Redneck said...

No, am not. Luv seeing your creations.

SarahB said...

Gorgeous!!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

Anyone who'd get sick of figs is crazy! Yum.

Joanne said...

I'm making a fig pasta dish tonight and have a fig tart that I still need to post - no such thing as too many of them! I'm in love with this galette...guess I need to go buy some more?

we are never full said...

hey, stacey! this looks beautiful. You've reminded me that I have not had any figs yet this summer. What a shame! Now, off to the store.

Claudia said...

You really need to start that petition to Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry... you could do a tart a day and I wouldn't get sick of it. Not when you have that combo - and those figs!

Oui Chef said...

I'll never get sick of you, or your figs! I love galettes, so rustic and hearty. YUM! - S

Unknown said...

I must cook this. How yummy. I have only just really discovered figs.

Mollie said...

My post just came out as unknown, i don't know why, I appologize

Mollie said...

I plan to try this one tomorrow. I remember seeing this when you first posted it and i bought the figs and now I am going to do it ! I made a huge impression on me. Wow, it looks so wonderful !