Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Summertime desserts -

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We picked the last of the figs at the weekend. The last that we plan to use or share this year. Other than picking an odd fig hanging low, rosy, ripe, juicy and ready to nibble, or a couple to add to my morning yogurt during the week, figs will be off the menu until next year!
The final "let's add figs" baking project was this crostata. Both figs and pears were begging from their bowls on the kitchen island, "use me", so they ended up becoming friends in one larger bowl. With a little sugar, lemon juice and flour, they were then wrapped in a pie crust, gently brushed with cream, sprinkled with a little sugar and popped into the oven.
Voila!  A delicious easy dessert following a bowl of homemade tomato basil bisque and a classic Caesar salad . . . . . . on a hot, muggy evening.


  1. Looks very nice! It sems as if fig season was shorter than usual this year.

  2. Oh, how delicious, and so pretty to look at Mary. Your culinary efforts always inspire me - I must try to make one of these at the weekend. Take care. xxx

  3. Dearest Mary,
    You end with a hot, muggy evening...? Sure hope you have no airconditioning issues!
    Figs are a yummy fruit to be enjoyed with many dishes. We too have been feasting on them and the birds did.

  4. Oh yummy! Your fig and pear galette looks so delicious. We have decided that our fig tree will be cut down and we have purchased a different variety that we are planting elsewhere, one that suits our climate better. The Black Mission figs never have time to ripen, so we've gone with a Desert King. My daughter found someone selling fresh figs and we went and picked a vast amount of them to make fig jam, and a fig/onion conserve to enjoy with cheese. It will take a few years for the new tree to produce, but the end result will be so much better.
    Your dinner of soup, salad, and fig tart sounds delicious! Hope the weather soon cools for you.

  5. Enjoy your dessert. It looks delicious.

  6. That's quite inspiring - the whole menu is!

    My figs haven't started ripening yet, but I'm already getting ready in my mind for the effort it will be to "process" them. And EAT! Although, simple eating isn't actually hard at all!

  7. Now that all sounds delicious. Our figs have a bit of time yet to ripen. The tomato bisque soup with salad sounds yummy too.


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