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Fig Galette Recipe

Can't find figs (or just not a fan)? Use berries instead.

by Nicole Guini
Nov 22 2018, 2:00pm

Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Makes 2 tarts
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 4 hours


For the dough:
3 1/2 cups|500 grams all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
29 tablespoons|410 grams euro style butter
2 1/2 teaspoons|6 grams kosher salt
3 tablespoons|40 grams sugar
1/2 cup cold water

For the filling:
3 pounds|1400 grams figs, quartered
¾ cup|160 grams granulated sugar
2 teaspoons|8 grams kosher salt
3 tablespoons|40 grams lime juice
5 tablespoons|48 grams cornstarch
4 tablespoons|60 grams butter
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Sugar in the raw, to garnish
Whipped cream, for serving


1. Make the dough: Place the flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until pea-sized crumbles form. With the motor running, slowly add the water until a dough forms. Remove from the food processor and, using your hands, knead slightly to form a smooth dough, but taking care not to overwork it. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

2. Make the filling: Meanwhile, toss the figs, granulated sugar, salt, lime juice, cornstarch, and brown butter together in a bowl. Refrigerate the filling until ready to use.

3. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 10-inch rustic circle. Transfer the dough to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Pile the filling up in the middle, leaving about a 1 1/2-inch border. Egg wash the sides. Start folding over the sides, working your way around the circle, to form an open face galette. Brush the dough with more egg wash and sprinkle with the raw sugar. Let the galette rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

5. Heat the oven to 375°F. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Cool slightly before transferring to a cutting board. Serve with freshly whipped cream.