Fig Mascarpone Tart with Pistachio Black Pepper Crust #desserts #cakerecipe #chocolate #fingerfood #easy

This year is extraordinary, however. A month ago we moved to the place where there is unceasing summer, Santa Barbara, CA. Since we've been here, it's been a constant shower of daylight and ideal temperatures. The immaculate sea shores are as delicate and fine as powdered sugar and each dusk resembles a 70's canvas. I am still in stun that a spot like this exists, in actuality, and some way or another we're fortunate enough to call this ideal perfect world home.

A week ago, a neighbor was selling homegrown Black Mission Figs from a respect bar style table in their front yard. Subsequent to concocting a wide range of crisp fig plans, I chose to make a fig tart dependent on this regularly transitional natural product. This Fig Mascarpone Tart with Pistachio Black Pepper Crust crosses over any barrier between sweltering summer evenings and fresh harvest time mornings. The light and tart filling made of smooth mascarpone, Greek yogurt, nectar and a dash of vanilla is complimented by a tart outside that gets its multifaceted nature from the fuse of ground pistachio and an inconspicuous punch of dark pepper. At the point when topped with crisply cut figs, crunchy hacked pistachios and a fragile sweet sprinkle of nectar, this tart draws out the best late-summer flavors without totally selling out to pumpkin zest.

Serve this fig tart with an extremely incredible container of red wine, and you may very well disregard summer all together. We appreciated this Fig Mascarpone Tart with Pistachio Black Pepper Crust with a container of Sonoma County Home Run Cuvée from Kale Wines and it resembled winning the World Series of treat and wine pairings. In case you're hoping to treat yo-self, I profoundly propose this combo. Not an awful method to say farewell to summer.

An unobtrusively sweet and tart made with a smooth mascarpone and Greek yogurt filling in a pistachio and dark pepper shell; bested with crisp figs, crunchy pistachios and sweet nectar.
Fig Mascarpone Tart with Pistachio Black Pepper Crust #desserts #cakerecipe #chocolate #fingerfood #easy
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  • 1 large egg yolk - at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons cream or half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - cold & cut into 1/4" cubes
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar - sifted
  • 1/3 cup raw pistachios - shelled
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup mascarpone - at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup Greek yogurt - at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4-5 fresh figs
  • 1/4 cup pistachios - coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  2. Whisk together the egg yolk, cream and vanilla in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. Combine the pistachios with 1/4 cup of flour in a food processor, pulse until finely ground. *The flour will absorb the oils from the nuts and keep them from turning to a paste in the food processor.
  4. Add the remaining flour, powdered sugar, salt and black pepper. Pulse until fully combined.
  5. Add the cold butter cubes and pulse until the butter chunks are about the size of dimes. You want a rough texture with some floury butter chunks still visible as opposed to a smooth dough.
  6. While pulsing the dough, slowly add the liquid mixture just until the dough starts to come together into a ball.
  7. Remove from the food processor and combine the dough into a flattened and smooth oblong disk for a rectangular tart pan or a round disk for a round tart pan. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  9. While the dough rests in the fridge, prepare the filling by blending the mascarpone, Greek yogurt, vanilla and 1/3 cup of honey until smooth. This can be done by hand or with a mixer.
  10. Once fully blended, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  12. After the dough has chilled in the fridge for at least 1 hour, remove from fridge and preheat oven to 400° F.
  13. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out in an oblong shape if using a rectangular tart pan or a round shape if using a round tart pan, until it is about 1/4" thick.
  14. Carefully ease the dough into tart pan. If it cracks or breaks during the transfer process, use your fingers to pinch and press the dough back together to repair.
  15. Cut the excess dough off, leaving a 1-1 1/2" overhang all the way around. Then fold the overhanging dough back inward creating a thicker edge all the way around. Run your rolling pin along the top edges of the tart pan trimming off the extra dough and creating a perfect tart edge (see image in post for reference).
  16. Line the tart dough with a sheet of aluminum foil or parchment paper, fill with beans or pie weights. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges begin to turn a golden brown. Remove the foil filled with beans and bake the crust for another 5 minutes until the edges are a deep golden brown and the bottom is fully baked and golden.
  17. Allow the crust to cool completely, then fill with mascarpone filling. Smooth out the top with the back of a spatula. Then chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours allowing the filling to set up.
  18. Once the filling is set and doesn't jiggle anymore, slice into 8-10 wedges. Top sliced wedges with quartered figs, chopped pistachios and drizzle with honey.

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