On Saturday hubby ran a race down in Massachusetts. The race was near my old job. I just had to stop by the local Whole Foods Market. I had not been since I started working in New Hampshire. While there I picked up some fresh figs.
I’m a little ashamed to admit I did not know that figs came in a fresh form until I started seeing them pop up on Finding Vegan. I always thought that figs only came in a dried form, similar to the dates I know. I was unsure of how they would taste. I expected a sort of berry-like flavor because I found them between the blueberries and raspberries.
I was surprised by the taste. It was a very light sweetness, but somehow almost too sweet. The texture is soft but not grainy like the appearance would appear.
The base of the chez pim recipe is something called frangipane. It’s an almond, “butter”, and sugar mixture. Frangipane actually is a filling made of almonds. I added cinnamon to the mixture as well.
I cheated on the pie crust again, but the franginpane is spread out on a pie crust. In the picture above it was very much too thick. The tart only uses a small fraction of the total quantity produced.
The edge of the pie crust is folded over and pinched over the figs. The edge of the crust is wet with water. I sprinkled sugar all over the top of the tart. I used coconut palm sugar for this purpose.
Isn’t it fun to try new fruit? I think the next recipe I will try will have to be with raw fresh figs. I want to see how I can blend the flavor.
Have you ever tried fresh figs? What do you think of them?