Fig Tarts – Celebration of Fig Week

The first week of November is National Fig week – a celebration of the nutritious gems!  Packed with vitamin A, potassium and calcium, these sweet flowers, yes flowers, can be used in many ways!  The fig itself is actually the flower – the seeds are the fruit.   A low-calorie healthy snack!

To start off the week, Fig Tarts with Blue Cheese and Pecans.  Also during the week, Fig and Arugula salad and Fig Vinegar!

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What you need:

  • 12 frozen tart shells
  • ¼ cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • 4 fresh figs cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup toasted pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

 

How to Do it:

Place each tart shell into the cup of a muffin tin.  Divide the gorgonzola and place about 1 teaspoon in each of the shells.  Top that with the figs, then the pecans.

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Sprinkle the butter over the top, then the sugar, making sure to spread it evenly over all 12 tarts.

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Bake in 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until the tart shells are browning and the sugar is melting.

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Gently remove from muffin tin and allow to cool.  Serve warm or cold.

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Makes 12 small tarts.

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2 Responses to Fig Tarts – Celebration of Fig Week

  1. Teresa says:

    Oh my, these sound delicious! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

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