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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.