Valley Fig Growers

Mini California Fig Cheesecake Tarts

2 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crusts

Ingredients

Filling:

2 cups chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Fgs (stems removed)

1 cup water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger

2 teaspoons lemon zest

Topping:

2 packages (8 oz. ea.) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon lemon zest

Thinly sliced Califonia Dried Figs

Lemon zest curl

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Gently unroll crusts; cut 4-1/2 inch circles, using the 4-inch removable tart pan bottom as a guide. Press each piece into 4-inch tart pan; prick bottom with fork. Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. In medium saucepan, combine filling ingredients; stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Reduce heat and cover; simmer until figs are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed and filling starts to thicken, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to food processor; process until smooth. Set aside to cool. For topping, combine all ingredients in large bowl; beat with electric mixer until smooth. Spread cooled fig filling into cooled tart shells. Top with cream cheese topping and spread smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with sliced fig and lemon zest curl.

Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 625
  • % Calories from Fat 48%
  • Fat 33
  • Cholesterol 68
  • Protein 7
  • Carbohydrates 78
  • Fiber 6
  • Iron 2
  • Sodium 463
  • Calcium 129
  • Potassium 372