Fresh Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard

Fresh Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard

Before the last of the season’s lush fresh figs disappear from the markets, I wanted to share one more “figgy” recipe with you. This Fresh Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard is one of my favorites. The custard is light and creamy, thanks to the addition of crème fraîche, and subtly laced with the heady, floral scent of orange flower water. For the crust, I like to use a variation of Dorie’s Sweet Tart Dough , swapping out some of the regular flour with almond flour. I love the flavor and slightly crumbly texture of this crust, and I think it pairs really well with the earthy flavors of the figs and orange flower water. And, I also love that it can simply be pressed into the tart pan, eliminating the need for rolling. That alone shaves off a couple of hours in prep time. In fact, everything about this tart is simple and casual – with a side order of elegant.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 9 tablespoons (1 stick plus 1 tablespoon or 4 1/2 ounces) very cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk
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