The first week of November is National Fig week – a celebration of the nutritious gems! Packed with vitamin A, potassium and calcium, these sweet flowers, yes flowers, can be used in many ways! The fig itself is actually the flower – the seeds are the fruit. A low-calorie healthy snack!
To start off the week, Fig Tarts with Blue Cheese and Pecans. Also during the week, Fig and Arugula salad and Fig Vinegar!
What you need:
- 12 frozen tart shells
- ¼ cup crumbled gorgonzola
- 4 fresh figs cut into pieces
- ¼ cup toasted pecans
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- 2 teaspoons sugar
How to Do it:
Place each tart shell into the cup of a muffin tin. Divide the gorgonzola and place about 1 teaspoon in each of the shells. Top that with the figs, then the pecans.
Sprinkle the butter over the top, then the sugar, making sure to spread it evenly over all 12 tarts.
Bake in 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until the tart shells are browning and the sugar is melting.
Gently remove from muffin tin and allow to cool. Serve warm or cold.
Makes 12 small tarts.
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