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Before this week, I’d never laid a hand on a fig.  I saw them in the grocery store and thought they were some sort of upscale fruit I shouldn’t bother getting to know.  I always wanted to be the kind of person who was like, “oh yes, I just adore figs.” But I wasn’t…

…that is, until now. I was walking by the figs on this trip to Trader Joe’s and thought that I should definitely pick them up. I went home, cut one open, and bit into it. I decided that something tangy and creamy should accompany the fruit and settled on a tart with goat cheese, carmelized onions, and rosemary. I followed the carmelized onion ‘how-to’ from Victoria’s kitchen basics post and piled it all onto a store-bought pie crust.

It makes such a pretty presentation and the colors are just perfection.

I’m definitely not a whiz in the kitchen, but I wanted to learn something new and felt that figs, with their deep indigo color and hearty fruit, would be a good fit for an early fall appetizer.  They’re on the tail end of peak season, so snatch some up on your next trip to the store and impress your friends with a little tart.

 

Have a FIGGY Tuesday!

 

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  • Figs are my favorite fruit. Truly and honestly. To eat. To look at. To smell.

  • I’ve always been a bit confused by (scared of?) fresh figs, but this looks like a very approachable recipe. I feel the same way about figs as I do artichokes- they’re so much easier to deal with when already prepared :)

  • This definitely looks impressive! Honestly, figs have always mystified me–I just can’t seem to figure out if I like them or not–but I’ve never actually made anything with them. I owe it a shot!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

  • Love this and thanks for the link! That looks amazing…and don’t sell yourself short – I would say you ARE a kitchen whiz!

  • I love dried figs, especially paired with blue cheese or proscuitto. Fresh figs are not my fave, but your recipe looks really easy and very appropriate for fall!

  • I’ve never had them fresh, just dry, so I think I have to join your figgy party and try them out!

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