I am moving back to NY this week. Actually I am moving back this afternoon, right after I leave work. RIGHT. AFTER. I'm picking up my dog from doggy daycare, driving past the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, and Capitol Building one last time, and heading to the city where my heart has been for the past two years.
Can you tell I'm excited to move back home?
Therefore, I have to go a bit out of order, as the 9th episode was 3 dishes that I just didn't have the time to make. So I skipped ahead to the finale and made Harold's Fig Tart that was a part of his winning menu.
I'll tell you honestly, at first bite, I wasn't crazy about this. I didn't see what the big deal was, but chalked it up to the cheftestant's often admitted struggles with desserts. But then I realized that I forgot to top it with fig spread. So I grabbed my knife, slathered a thin layer across the top, and took a bite.
My head started spinning. This was taken to a whole new level with the fig jam. A whole. new. level. I used Dorie Greenspan's Sweet Tart dough recipe and this tart turned out perfectly and paired perfectly with the variety of cheeses. I can't express enough how much I loved it. I can't stop thinking about it. And the best part was, I could have a small slice (and I mean small... one or two ounces) and be completely satisfied. Pure perfection.
Sweet Tart Crust - Adapted from Baking: From My Home to Yours
1 lb. Black Mission Figs