What to do when life gives you
lemons figs, make lemonade a crostata!
CROSTATA: An Italian baked rustic tart or pie, same as a
GALETTE, the French version!
Both lovely names for easy desserts to make/bake.
Still gathering figs and sharing with neighbors and friends, however the figs are
slowing down and will probably be finished by the end of the weekend.
Dozens of birds have devoured the ones on the treetop which we can't reach -
and I'm happy to share with them.
For this one I made almond frangipane and spread it over the piecrust base
before piling on the sliced figs from the garden and scattering toasted
chopped almonds on top.
I must have used too much as it did leak out but it still baked well.
I cut off the frangipane on the parchment - who could bake without amazing
parchment and no messy pans to wash - which made good rustic almond
'cookies' to nibble!
"Waste not, want not."