SWEET TOOTH SATURDAYS- PEAR AND FIG TART

Hey everyone,

I hope your sweet tooth Saturday is off to a grand start!  I have been itching to post this recipe for you guys ever since it arrived in my inbox from VegNews.  I've been even MORE so itching to make this scrumptious sounding tart.   I'm not a big fan of pears and figs are okay to me, but for some reason this particular recipe makes my mouth water!

VEGAN PEAR & FIG TART

INGREDIENTS:
1 9-inch tart shell, pre-baked

1 pound small ripe figs, stemmed and halved

1/2 pound ripe Bosc pears, stemmed and cut into 1/3-inch thick slices

1 teaspoon maple sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon orange juice


DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Around the outer edge of the tart shell, arrange the figs in a circle, being careful not to break them. Arrange the sliced pears, overlapping them slightly, inside the circle of figs. Sprinkle with maple sugar and bake until the fruit is cooked, about 35 minutes.

In a small saucepan, heat maple syrup, lemon juice and orange juice. Brush the warm syrup over the fruit and serve. If feeling especially inspired, you can top the tart with a vegan whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

This just sounds SO delicious to me.  You will definitely be hearing about it again once I'm finally able to make it.  If you beat me to it, be sure to let me know how it comes out!  Enjoy!
 
SOME MORE SKINNY ON PEARS AND FIGS:
 
PEARS:  Pears are an excellent source of fiber and Vitamin C.  They are also saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium free.  Look for pears that are firm and apply gentle pressure to the stem of the pear and when it yields it's ripe and ready to go!  You can store them in a paper bag at room temp if they are unripe and store ripe ones in the fridge.
 
FIGS:  Figs are a good source of fiber and potassium.  They are fat, cholesterol and sodium free.  Look for figs that are clean and dry with unbroken skin and are smooth. Figs should not be mushy, but soft and yield to your touch.  Keep them in a plastic bag in the coolest part of the fridge and use within two days.
 
 
 
SOURCES: fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org, vegnews.com

Comments

  1. Sounds heavenly! I love figs and can't wait until I'm able to eat them again once I finish my candida cleanse. The combo of pear and fig would be fantastic, I'm sure! And thanks so much for your kind comment on twitter. :D

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  2. Hi Ricki..I KNOW!!! This is definitely one to try! If you get to it before me, please be sure to let me know how it turns out!

    And..you're so welcome!

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