At Silly Zak’s we love making tarts and pies with our gluten-free crusts. Tarts, in particular, are not hard to make, especially when you include a pre-made pie crust in the recipe. Tarts are attractive, tasty, and always a dessert that impresses. You can prepare a tart in advance of your dinner and serve it chilled. This leaves you more time to enjoy your company.
A favorite tart of ours is one made with apples, nuts, and figs on top of a creamy filling. This is particularly delicious in the chilly fall and early winter seasons when apples are still fresh and crisp. The easy recipe here calls for a Silly Zak’s gluten-free pie crust as the tart shell. This makes it possible for your gluten-sensitive guests or family members to enjoy a classic dessert.
Apple Fig Gluten-Free Tart Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
1 Silly Zak’s gluten-free pie crust, defrosted
8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 Fuji or Honeycrisp apples, cored, peeled, and sliced thinly
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup slivered almonds
4 fresh figs, quartered
Preheat your oven to 400°F.
Place the thawed crust in the tin or in a pie plate inside the pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes or just until it is light golden. Make the filling and topping while the crust is pre-baking.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, 1/4 cup of sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. In another bowl, toss together the apple slices, cinnamon, and 1/4 cup sugar.
Remove the crust from the oven. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly in the bottom of the crust. Place the apples on top of the cream cheese filling to cover. Sprinkle the almond slivers all over the apples. Arrange the fig quarters toward the center of the tart in a single layer.
Place the tart in the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until the apples are golden and tender, being mindful not to burn the almonds.
Remove the tart from the oven and set it aside to cool for at least 30 minutes. You can place the tart in the refrigerator and chill it before serving. Cut into 8 wedges and enjoy.
There is no reason to deprive yourself of a lovely fruit tart when you are not consuming gluten. This homemade apple and fig gluten-free tart is pretty easy to put together, especially when using a pre-made pie crust. We recommend a Silly Zak’s gluten-free pie crust for the tart shell. Please visit Silly Zak’s website for all of our gluten-free products and for more yummy recipes.