Here’s a simple fig tart, with plenty of flavors and appearance. Figs enjoy an impressive nutritional value. Loaded with fibers and minerals, compared to fruits, vegetables, and nuts. One serving of fresh or dried figs will provide 6% of your daily iron and calcium intake, as well as potassium.

Ingredients for 8

Five and 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour

Four ounces unsalted butter

Four ounces of sour cream

1/4 cup skinned almonds

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

Six large figs, sliced 1/4-inch-thick, any variety

Four large egg yolks

Three tablespoons of granulated sugar

Two tablespoons of brown sugar

Two teaspoons natural vanilla flavoring

Zest of half lemon

Short pastry procedure

Toast the pine nuts in a pan, let them cool and blend them with the almonds and one tablespoon of granulated sugar. Mix nuts with the flour and knead with softened butter, until you get a mixture of crumbs. Stir in granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, two egg yolks, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Then roll out the dough to about 1/4-inch-thick and line a 9-inch diameter tart pan. Trim the edges and pinch them to create a decoration.

Filling procedure

Mix the sour cream with two egg yolks, one tablespoon of granulated sugar, the grated zest lemon; pour the cream obtained into the tart. Cover the surface with figs, and sprinkle them with remaining brown sugar—Bake at 370 F- for 35 minutes. Take the tart out of the oven, let it cool, and top it with other slices of fresh figs. Decorate to taste with powdered sugar, pine nuts, and blackberries.

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