I love seasonal fruit and flowers (peonies anyone?) so when I saw figs at Trader Joe's last weekend, I instantly reached for them.
Stuck on deciding between the black Mission figs, Tiger figs and green figs... I chose the green figs to try something different. Green Kadota figs are a little less sweet than their cousins but reach the perfect level of sweetness when paired with mascarpone and honey.
In addition to snacking on fresh figs with some prosciutto and thinking about the several things I could do with them (fig jam, roasted figs and honey, bacon or prosciutto wrapped figs...), I settled down and decided to make the easiest of desserts - a galette.
What you'll need:
- Pie dough (I cheated and used store-bought pie dough I already had in the freezer)
- 1 pound of fresh figs
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon water
- Cane sugar to sprinkle on top
- Prepare your pie dough, whether you're making it yourself and grabbing a pre-made one.
- Wash your figs and cut them lengthwise in 1/4-inch thick slices.
- In a small bowl, stir together honey and water (you can warm up the honey beforehand in the microwave so it's easier to blend).
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. On a baking sheet, roll out your pie dough into a circle. Top with figs in concentric circles, leaving about an inch and a half border. Fold dough edges over the figs.
- Brush the figs and dough with the honey and water mixture. Sprinkle cane sugar on top.
- Place in the oven and bake for about 35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the fig juices begin to bubble.
- Let cool for about 15 minutes. Enjoy warm or at room temperature!