Caramelised Fig & Blue-Cheese Tart

By MiNDFOOD

Caramelised Fig & Blue-Cheese Tart

Caramelised Fig & Blue-Cheese Tart. This is a great dish to prepare for a group in a flash. The caramelised fig, blue cheese, and balsamic vinegar work beautifully together, while the store-bought pastry eliminates fuss.

Serves 8

30g butter

3 shallots, finely diced

2 baby fennel, trimmed and chopped

¼ cup white balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp caster sugar

6 figs, halved

2 sheets puff pastry, store-bought

3 eggs

1½ cups pouring cream

100g blue cheese

 

1 Preheat oven to 180°C.

2 Melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, or until tender. Add fennel and cook for another 4-6 minutes, or until softened. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.

3 Place vinegar and sugar in the frying pan and cook over high heat for 4-5 minutes, or until golden. Add figs (cut side down) and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until caramelised.

4 Lightly grease a 26cm fluted, loose-bottomed tart tin and line with pastry, trimming the edges and pricking the base.

5 Place eggs and cream into a medium bowl, season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and whisk to combine. Place fennel mixture and figs in the base of the tart.

6 Pour egg mixture over figs and top with blue cheese. Bake for 40 minutes, or until tart is golden and set.

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