FIG AND BLUE CHEESE TART WITH HONEY

ingredients:

1 recipe for shortcrust pastry dough

3/4 cup goat cheese

1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1 egg

3 tablespoons heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon salt

pepper

12-14 figs, halved and stems trimmed off

1/2 cup blue cheese (Roquefort, Stilton, Wisconsin, Gorgonzola—any blue will do)

honey for drizzling


directions:

Remove dough from the fridge 10 minutes ahead of time to soften. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough and press into a 9" tart pan. Pre-bake for 10 minutes. The dough might puff up or slide down a bit. Down worry. Just press it back in. Remove from oven and cool while preparing cheese mixture.


In a standing mixer (or by hand), mix together goat cheese, parmesan, egg, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Spread cheese evenly into the bottom of the pre-baked shell. Place sliced figs cut side up  haphazardly or carefully on top of the cheese mixture. Crumble (if dry) or scoop (if creamy) chunks of blue cheese all over the tart. Bake until cheese base is set and figs are nicely browned (you might need to throw it under the broiler for a minute for optimum color). Drizzle honey all over the tart. Please don't serve it cold. It's icky cold.


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