So this Fig Brown Butter Frangipane Tart. It’s pretty much amazing. I fell head over heels for figs this year. I like them in salads. I like them made into jam and served with cheese…and with prosciutto. I like them in desserts. I just finally decided that I really, really like them. And now I’m kinda sad that fig season is about over. Sad! So I bought another basket of figs and they sat for a few days while I decided what to do with them.
I started thinking about how much I love frangipane tarts. And then it just seemed natural. I did do a little digging around to find some guidance and I came across several fig frangipane tart recipes. BUT. But I had to put my own twist on what I found. Brown butter. Sigh. It’s just so good. I wondered how it would taste in the frangipane. Of course, it’s brown butter. Like anything is going to taste bad with brown butter on or in it. Am I right? Yes. I think it turned out magnificently. The flavor of the brown butter took a little bit of a back seat to the figs once it’s baked, but it was definitely still there and really made for a special tart.