Apple, Fig and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

Apple, Fig and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons fig butter
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg, plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon coarse turbinado sugar

Preheat the oven to 350.  Gently unfold the puff pastry, dust lightly with flour and roll/press out any creases.

Place the pastry on a silicone mat on a baking sheet.  With a fork, prick the pastry all around the edge, about 1 inch from the edge, then prick a few times throughout the center.  This will help to keep the pastry from puffing up too much.

Core the apples, but do not peel them.  Slice them into very thin, almost translucent slices.  In a bowl, toss together the apple slices, lemon juice, and brown sugar.  Set aside.

Spread the pastry with the fig butter, leaving a 1-inch border all around.  Sprinkle the goat cheese on top of the fig butter.  Arrange the apples in any pattern you like.  Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water.  Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash all over the edge of the pastry.  Sprinkle the edge with the turbinado sugar.

Bake for 20 minutes, or until puff pastry is golden and apples are softened.  Slice and eat right away.