Do you need a super easy recipe that will make you look like a pro in the kitchen? Good news. You’re 1 pre-made pie crust away from greatness. The flavors in this simple little free form tart are bold and fresh, perfect for welcoming in springtime.
Figs and goat cheese are a classic combination, but add in the freshness of nutty roasted asparagus and flaky pie crust and you have a party. A can’t-eat-just-one-slice, rich but refreshing, sweet and savory soiree.
- 1 pre-made refrigerated pie crust
- 6 oz soft goat cheese
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
- 1 teaspoon white sugar or honey
- 4 dried figs, sliced thin
- A few paper thin slices of red onion
- 2 cups shaved asparagus (about 6 stalks)
- 1/2 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Parchment paper
- Vegetable peeler
- Baking sheet
- Allow pie crust and goat cheese to come to room temperature, about 20 minutes
- Preheat oven to 375° F
- Using your veggie peeler, shave asparagus into thin strips
- I usually always recommend the thinnest asparagus you can find, but in this case it’s much easier to shave the thicker stalks.
- Cream together goat cheese, sugar and egg yolk until thoroughly combined. Stir in chopped thyme and season with salt and pepper.
- Prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper
- Gently unroll pie crust on to parchment
- Pre-made pie crusts are easiest to work with at room temperature. It helps avoid cracking
- Spread goat cheese mixture on to pie crust, leaving an inch or so around the edge
- Top with figs, onion and asparagus and fold over edges
- Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven or until crust is lightly browned
- While galette is cooking add vinegar to a small saucepan, and bring to a low simmer. Allow to reduce by half stirring occasionally.
- Serve galette with a spoonful of balsamic reduction drizzled on top
Shaved asparagus. A little tedious, but pretty quick to accomplish. All you need is a little patience and a vegetable peeler. Delicious!
I’m normally against pre-made pie crusts, but sometimes a girl just needs a break. Am I right? It was organic….not sure if that makes it better. I’ll just pretend. If you’re feeling ambitious, make a fresh one! Or don’t. Delicious either way. Cheater pants or no cheater pants.
Crispy crust, and balsamic drizzle. Need I say more? Balsamic vinegar turns into a beautiful, thick, and sweet syrup when it’s reduces slowly. It reminds me of tart berries and molasses. I could eat it on ice cream. Actually…I just may. I have leftovers!
I may have overdone it with the pictures. I got excited. Just a little excited.