I wanted to make some sort of crostata or galette-type, free-form tart which I've done successfully in the past (and have the video to prove it). But instead of using standard pie crust dough, I decided to try something a little more rustic and savory, using spelt flour and olive oil. I knew this would pair beautifully with the sweet fruit and tangy cheese, but it ended up being way too crumbly. So, I just crumbled it into the bottom of a shallow ramekin and the rest is history.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 small tarts
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Tarts:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Mix spelt flour, olive oil, salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, with a fork. Starting with 3 tablespoons water, drizzle in just enough for dough to come together. Turn out dough onto work surface. Knead dough until it comes together. Crumble dough and press pieces into the bottoms of 4 small tart pans to form a 1/4-inch-thick bottom crust.

  • Crumble 2 ounces goat cheese onto each crust. Lay fig slices on top of goat cheese in a single layer. Season with a pinch of kosher salt, small pinch of cayenne pepper. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon white sugar.

  • Bake until cheese is bubbling and figs are glazed, about 25 minutes. Garnish with sprigs of lemon thyme.

Nutrition Facts

521 calories; protein 16.8g; carbohydrates 46.7g; fat 31.4g; cholesterol 44.8mg; sodium 1174.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2016
I love Chef John and wanted to give this recipe 5 stars but it's dry. the crust is fantastic and you can't go wrong with figs ans goat cheese. I used fresh figs and maybe they weren't juicy enough but I felt the dish was dry trying to eat it. it really needs a fig or balsamic reduction drizzled over the top to set this dish to 5 star level. I will definitely try again and add the reduction. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2016
I love Chef John and wanted to give this recipe 5 stars but it's dry. the crust is fantastic and you can't go wrong with figs ans goat cheese. I used fresh figs and maybe they weren't juicy enough but I felt the dish was dry trying to eat it. it really needs a fig or balsamic reduction drizzled over the top to set this dish to 5 star level. I will definitely try again and add the reduction. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2017
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