Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fig tart with neufchatel and walnuts

I made a trip to the farmers market in Little Italy for the first time and they had some delicious figs which just begged to be made into a delicious tart. I searched for a nice recipe to showcase them, but didn't come up with anything. I didn't like the sound of marscapone, it is too rich for me, so I ended up adapting the cherry tart I've made may times.

I decided to lighten the recipe up and make it a little healthier by reducing the sugar and replacing the heavy cream with yogurt. This is by no means a low calorie recipe, but I decided the tart yogurt would counter the sweet figs much better for a well rounded and delicious dessert. I think I succeeded, we all had to go back for seconds!

Fig, Neufchatel and Walnut Tart adapted from Everyday food
12 Graham Crackers
1 cup toasted walnuts
2 oz/4 tbsp butter, melted
2 oz water
grated nutmeg
8 oz/1 pack neufchatel cream cheese
1/2 cup low fat yoghurt
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
Around 10 Fresh figs, sliced

Preheat oven to 350f
Combine graham crackers and walnuts in food processor, pulse until they resemble fine breadcrumbs. Slowly pour in water and butter and pulse until mixed. Press into a flan tin and bake for 15 min. Cool.

Whip cream cheese, then add yoghurt, honey and walnuts. Pour over crust.

Arrange sliced figs, refridgerate for an hour or two to firm up then serve.


adventure grrl said...

I want to crawl into your blog and eat that! YUM!

Bix said...

Oh my god. That's looks incredible. I love figs!