In Croatia, getting fresh produce was easy and accessible. Many of our friends and acquaintances had their own gardens and orchards sharing their produce. I got some fresh figs from Dalmatia as a gift and they ended up in tartelettes 🙂 They were as sweet as honey, and as smooth as butter. Enjoy this easy to make tartelettes recipe and try it out with other fruits if you are not a fan of figs 😉
Ingredients (for 6 tartelettes)
For the shortcrust pastry
220 g (2 cups) all purpose flour
50 g (4 tbsp) granulated sugar
pinch of salt
130 g (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, diced
1 egg, beaten
For the filling
5-6 fresh ripe figs
2 tbsp maple syrup
oatmeal for sprinkle
With electric mixer, in a bowl, mix together flour, salt and sugar until combined.
Add butter, and mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Gradually stream beaten egg into the flour mixture and knead until the dough comes together.
Turn out the dough onto a clean work surface and shape into a flattened disk.
Wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for 25-30 minutes.
While the dough rests in the fridge, prepare the filling.
Mix figs with maple syrup with hand mixer until smooth.
Preheat oven to 180 °C (355 °F).
Butter a six mold muffin pan.
Take the chilled dough, make six equal balls and put each in a muffin mold. Spread the dough in each mold with your hands. Make sure that you covered the whole mold.
Divide the filling so that each tartelette has enough and sprinkle them with oatmeal.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
Strawberry season is at its peak and there is no better time to share this tart recipe with you. Since my birthday is at beginning of June, I always had strawberry birthday cake as long as I can remember. They bring beautiful memories of my childhood birthday parties and are for sure one of my favorite fruit. I love preparing desserts with them 😀
This simple and delightful tart is perfect for warm spring or summer days. Strawberries and balsamic are epic together, and the addition of fresh basil leaves takes this tart beyond the cake 😉
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Tools you need
Mixing bowls in different sizes for all three components: pastry, strawberries and mascarpone cream.