Caramel Fig Tartlets
Mini tartlets are the perfect dessert finger food. Homemade walnut crusts encase a luscious caramel-fig sauce.
- Walnut Crust2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 3 Tbs cold butter
- 2 Tbs sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp ice water
- Caramel Fig Sauce2 Tbs butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 8 dried California figs, sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- Honey Cream1 8 oz package low-fat cream cheese, softened
- 2 Tbs honey
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 8 dried California figs, sliced and quartered
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Mix flour, walnuts, butter, and sugar together with pastry blender or fork until coarse crumbs form.
- Beat egg yolk and water together; stir into flour mixture and knead for about 15 seconds on lightly floured board.
- Roll out and with a 2-inch, round cookie cutter, cut into sixteen discs. Run finger around edge of each disk to make raised edge.
- Transfer to lightly greased baking sheet and chill for 1 hour. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes; allow to cool.
- Meanwhile, for Caramel Fig Sauce, melt butter with sugar and cook for 2 minutes in small saucepan.
- Stir in wine and figs; cook 2 minutes more. Add cream and cinnamon; stir well and remove from heat. Cool slightly, then puree until smooth. Set aside.
- For Honey Cream, stir cream cheese, honey, and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
- Divide and spread evenly onto baked crusts. Divide and spread a thin layer of Caramel Fig Sauce evenly on top. Divide and arrange sliced figs over all and serve with additional sauce to spoon on.
Calories from Fat 91 (48%)
(16%)Total Fat 10g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Total Carbohydrate 22g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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