Happy Sunday Folks! I’m working this weekend and so I haven’t had much time to make or post anything. Also, this long ass sprinter (spring/winter) has got me a bit down in the dumps. But things are looking up! It’s sunny today! So I’m bringing you a quick and easy weekend treat. This honey, fig, apple and feta tart is basically just a bunch of stuff I had in the house, thrown on a sheet of frozen puff pastry. It’s the Katherine special!
I love frozen puff pastry. It’s the easiest thing in the world to use, but for some reason people think that it takes a lot of effort. Hint – it does not. I took it out of the freezer and unrolled it, then I looked in my fridge and improvised. I had these figs and some apples, and what goes with figs and apples? Honey. What else to balance the honey? Something salty. Feta. Something else to make it pop – well, it’s very Greek inspired so why not go full hog and top it with greek yogurt? Done and done.
I love living on this island so much, and I am all about living and eating local, but sometimes (ie now) when my Instagram feed is filled with lovely spring images of flowering trees and juicy peaches, it can really show you how limited we are by our environment. This early in the year, there is no farmer’s market teeming with fresh produce and local cheeses/meats for my choosing. Yes, I could make another dish with frozen partridgeberries or blueberries. But to be honest I didn’t want to.
I have no idea how many kilometres these figs travelled but when I saw them at Colemans’ I jumped at the chance to try them. Also, this feta is from Greece! I was excited when I saw that because I wanted to see what feta from Greece actually tastes like. Yes, local is better. But it’s totally fine to buy things we can’t get around here from time to time, cause let’s face it, no produce in winter is from NL. Unless it’s potatoes or carrots, ie root vegetables that last a long time. No shame in my game. Use what you want!
For something so last minute, I’m really happy with how this tart turned out! Serve with a big dollop of yogurt and extra honey for drizzling. Enjoy!
Honey, Fig, Apple and Feta Tart
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed and unrolled
- 1 apple, very thinly sliced
- 2-3 figs, sliced
- 2-3 tbsp crumbled feta cheese
- 2-3 tbsp honey, plus extra for drizzling
- plain greek yogurt, for serving
Preheat oven to 400F. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, lay out the puff pastry. About 1 inch from the edges of the pastry, score with a sharp knife all along the edge. This will puff up creating a crust around the edge once baked.
Layer the bottom of the tart with the apple slices, slightly overlapping them. Scatter the figs and feta over the top of the apples and drizzle over top with honey.
Bake in the oven on centre rack about 17 minutes or until the pastry is golden and cooked through. Let cool slightly before cutting and serve warm with extra honey and a dollop of greek yogurt on top.