This Rustic Fig and Chocolate Tart is absolutely irresistible culinary delicacy par excellence if figs are your favourite autumn fruits.
Combined with semi sweet chocolate, cinnamon and cardamom, every sugar low bite is absolutely amazing: pleasantly rich in taste, it makes beautiful finishing touch of any kind of gathering.
Delicate and perishable, most of the figs are usually dried, naturally in the open air so saltly winds give that special touch; also they are or artificialy and whatever the process is, these beauties could be enjoyed four seasons.
To make this tart, I used three fresh, sliced Black Mission Figs but you can also use Kadota, Calimyrna, Brown Turkey, Adriatic variety or any other fresh ones available at your place.
If you love recipes made with figs, you may want to take a look at other tasty fig recipes I published, so here they are:
Rustic Fig and Chocolate Tart
Rustic Fig and Chocolate Tart: amazing combination for all chocolate and fig lovers !
- Ingredients for the pastry:
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ cup flour, all purpose
- 4 Tbsp sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 5 Tbsp butter, unsalted, room temperature
- Butter for the pan
- Ingredients for filling:
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- 1 egg
- 3 figs, sliced
- Icing sugar to dust before serving
On clean flat working surface, quickly combine all pastry ingredients and leave aside.
Cover rounded baking pan, 9 inches in diameter, with baking paper and butter the paper lightly. Leave aside.
Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.
Take a large pot, pour the water and heat it.
Cover the pot with fitting bowl and add chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom and heavy cream. Combine until melted.
Take away from the heat and leave aside.
Roll the pastry to fit the bottom and the sides of a dish.
Add 1 whole egg to melted chocolate and mix untill smooth.
Pour filling into the pan to fill the pastry shell.
Carefully place fig slices on the filling and bake for 30 minutes.
Leave to cool.
Dust the tart, cut to slices and serve.