It’s fig season. Hooray! In celebration of this most joyous time of year, I baked a Fresh Fig Galette. The figs, Black Mission and Kadota, arrived at my doorstep from Farm Fresh to You, a fantastic new-to-me service that brings local and organically grown produce to homes and offices across Southern California. Pro Tip: Use code CATH3482 for $10 off your first order. You’ll love it, I promise.
Whereas most Fresh Fig Galette recipes call for for a layer of jam, cream, or marzipan between the fruit and crust, this recipe from Cooking Light only requires the essentials. Simple is best when it comes to highlighting the season’s finest and ripest.
Whereas the Black Missions tasted wonderfully earthy, the Kadotas were juicy and sweet. Together, they made for an irresistibly jammy filling. The crust, made from a combination of all-purpose flour and ground almonds, came together in rich and crumbly fashion, like a fine shortbread.
Figs will only be around from now until early fall, so hurry up and bake this galette before this much-too-short season comes to an end. What are you waiting for?
- 6.75 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour (about 1 cup)
- 4 1/2 tablespoons almond meal (Note: Almond meal is finely ground almonds)
- 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 3/8 teaspoon salt
- 7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 3 tablespoons ice water
- 1 pound fresh Black Mission and/or Kadota figs, stemmed and quartered lengthwise
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour, almond meal, 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt in a food processor; pulse to combine. Scatter butter into processor; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Drizzle in oil; pulse to combine. Add ice water; pulse just until combined. Turn mixture out onto a sheet of plastic wrap; pat into a disk.
Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400°. Place figs in a large bowl. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and lemon juice; toss gently to combine.
Unwrap dough. Roll dough on plastic wrap into a 12-inch circle. Arrange dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spoon figs onto dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold edges of dough over filling to partially cover.
Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until fruit juices bubble and crust is browned. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Recipe by Cooking Light, August 2015.
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