my main squeeze and i joined a csa recently and have been having experimenting with all kinds of new things. this was the first week that we got figs, which i've never done anything with before. the csa included a recipe for fig and peach tart, which i messed around with a bit and got this incredibly delicious recipe:
~ 1 Pastry Crust. I used the Basic Single Pastry Crust from Veganomicon:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup cold nonhydrogenated vegan shortening
1/4 cup cold water, plus 2 tbsps if needed
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar.
Mix the dry ingredients. Add the shortening in small chunks and cut in until the dough is crumbly (i did this in a food processor, which was fast and easy). combine the vinegar and the water. add the mixture to the dough in three batches, mixing it until the dough holds together when pinched. gather and kneed until it holds together in a ball. then flatten into a disk and refrigerate for one hour. after it's chilled, roll it out and load it into a pie plate.
2 peaches, sliced.
7 figs, quartered.
1/2 cup pistachios, ground or chopped
3 Tbsp Margarine (Earth Balance!)
3 Tbsp Brown sugar.
Spread the pistachios out on the bottom of the crust. Arrange the figs and peaches on top of the pistachios however they fit. melt the margarine and brown sugar together in a pan. when melted, pour over the filled crust. Bake in the oven on 350 for about 45 minutes. Eat it up!
Seriously, this is so delicious.