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Honeyed Fig and Mozzarella Cheese Tart

Serves icon Serves 6
Cook Time icon 1 hrs

Creamy mozzarella cheese marries beautifully with figs and prosciutto in this tasty tart.

What do I need?

  • 400 g ready made puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 large egg, whisked
  • 60 mL basil pesto
  • 250 g Mozzarella
  • 140 g prosciutto crudo
  • 6 fresh figs, halved
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How do I make it?

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease a 35 cm x 10 cm rectangular tart dish, then line it with pastry and prick it with a fork. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes. Lay a sheet of baking paper over the pastry and weigh it down with pie weights or rice. Bake for 10 minutes until golden and puffed. Reduce the heat to 160°C and bake for a further
  2. 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the pastry from the oven and increase the heat to 180°C. Spread the basil pesto over the crisp pastry, then top it with torn Mozzarella, prosciutto, and fresh figs. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
  4. Season to taste and serve.