Vanilla Ricotta Tarte with Figs & Raspberries

Vanilla Ricotta Tarte with Figs & Raspberries

Vanilla Ricotta Tarte with Figs & Raspberries

Add this fool-proof and versatile baked dessert to your culinary arsenal and forever impress at dinner parties and holidays.

Prep Time: 15 minutes        Cook Time: 12 minutes         Makes about 10 tartes

 Ingredients
  • 1 Package Frozen Puff Pastry (defrosted)
  • 1 Egg (whisked)
  • oz. Part-Skim Ricotta Cheese
  • Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Cup Figs (halved)
  • 1⁄2 Cup Raspberries
  • Tablespoon Butter
  • Tablespoon Canton {or any liquor you like}
Directions
  • First, make the filling. Place the ricotta, vanilla, and sugar in a bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Next make the fruit and syrup. Place the fruit, butter, and Canton in a saucepan and heat over medium until a syrup has formed (4-6 minutes). Take off the heat and cool.
  • For the pastry, preheat the oven to 400. Unwrap the puff pastry sheet and lay out on your counter. Cut out squares roughly the size of a deck of cards, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the pastry squares with a bit of the whisked egg (you can use a crumpled paper towel if you don’t have a brush).
  • Cut thin strips (about the size of your pinky finger) from the extra pastry and place around the pastry squares to form the border. Brush again with the egg and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden and puffed.
  • When ready to serve, push down the centers of the pastry squares a bit, and fill with the vanilla ricotta and fruit. Drizzle with a bit of the fruit syrup and serve.

Notes:

These puff pastry squares make the perfect vehicle for a whole host of fillings. Try with ice cream and melted chocolate, or sweetened mascapone and strawberries with a drizzle of balsamic. You can also make them savory with roast chicken, a bit of mustard, and melted cheese.

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Vanilla Ricotta Tarte with Figs & Raspberries

Vanilla Ricotta Tarte with Figs & Raspberries

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