How to make a fresh fig and ricotta tart

Fresh fig and ricotta tart: This fig and ricotta tart was pure invention. When you have the same guests over a number of days there is an expectation to provide a wide variety of dishes throughout their stay.

I have learned to have a few essentials in the kitchen which include ready-made pastry. A trip into the garden, some ricotta and this dish was another winner!
Homemade ricotta

Fresh fig and ricotta tart: serves 4

  • 1 circular roll of ready-made puff pastry to line a 23cm baking dish
  • 6 – 8 fresh figs, sliced into 0.25cm discs
  • The juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 250 grams ricotta cheese
fig ricotta tart (3)
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F / 220 C.
  2. Line the a lightly greased shallow baking dish with the puff pastry and dot small holes with a fork, all over the base.
  3. Toss the cut figs in the orange juice.
  4. Cover the pastry base with the ricotta then arrange the figs over the top.
  5. Sprinkle the orange zest over the top of the figs.
  6. Place in the center of the oven for up to 20 minutes or until the pastry rises and turns golden brown.
  7. Serve hot or cold with vanilla gelato.
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