I have searched high and low for fresh figs – even at the farmer’s markets, these babies were nowhere to be found. Alas, I finally found some at Wegmans (obv) and decided to make these Fig & Honey Mini Crostatas. These pictures definitely do not do this little treat justice! I mixed the sliced figs with honey and lemon juice and then baked them inside the crostatas. I reserved a couple of fresh ones to drizzle with honey and serve alongside. I didn’t have any ricotta cheese or Greek yogurt, but a dollop of that on top would be amazing. Enjoy!
Do you like fresh figs? If so, have you been able to find them at your local farmer’s market / grocery store?
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons ice water
- 12 fresh figs, cut into wedges
- 5 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tbsp of water
- Ricotta cheese or Greek Yogurt for topping (optional)
- In a food processor, pulse the flour with the sugar and 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.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut out eight 5-inch rounds, re-rolling the scraps if necessary; transfer to a parchment paper–lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375°. In a bowl, toss 8 of the figs with 3 teaspoons of the honey, the lemon juice, and cinnamon. 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.
- Bake the crostatas for 35 minutes, rotating halfway through baking, until the crusts are golden. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Gently toss the remaining figs with the remaining 2 teaspoons of honey. Transfer the crostatas to plates, top with the figs and dollop with ricotta cheese and serve.
*Adapted from Food and Wine