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Quick and Easy Fig, Honey and Almond Tart

Drizzled with honey, this Fig, Honey and Almond Tart is easy to make and tastes divine

Dessert, Quick and Easy | September 17, 2016 | By

Autumn is the season for beautiful, fresh and ripe figs and this Quick and Easy Fig, Honey and Almond Tart is an ideal simple and delicious way to serve them. 

Crisp pastry tart covered with almond honey meringue, topped with fresh figs, blackberries, pecans and pieces of honeycomb - delicious

It’s so simple to combine seasonal fruits with ready rolled puff pastry,  honey and almonds to make this tart.  Quick and Easy Fig, Honey and Almond Tart works with any kind of fruit not just figs.  Apples, peaches, apricots or plums would be delicious and if you have been foraging for blackberries you could combine these with any of the other fruits for a bit of contrast. 

Quick and Easy Fig, Honey and Almond Tart
Serves 6
A crisp pastry base, covered in honey almond meringue, topped with fresh figs, blackberries and pieces of comb honey
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 packet ready rolled puff pastry
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 tsp granulated sugar
  4. 1 tbsp runny honey (for the meringue)
  5. 75 g ground almonds
  6. 4 fresh figs
  7. 50 g blackberries (optional)
  8. 2 tbsp honey (for the drizzle)
  9. 20 g flaked almonds or pecans
  10. 100 g honey on the comb, cut into small pieces
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 180C
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and unroll the puff pastry onto the lined baking sheet
  3. Take a small sharp knife and run a line all around the pastry, 2 cm from the edge, don't cut all the way through, just mark the pastry.
  4. Separate the egg
  5. Brush the edge of the pastry with the egg yolk and sprinkle over the granulated sugar
  6. Whisk the egg white until light and frothy, then beat in the honey and stir in the ground almonds.
  7. Spread the meringue mixture onto the pastry inside the marked line.
  8. Slice the figs and lay out onto the meringue, intersperse with blackberries if using.
  9. Drizzle the 2 tbsp honey over the figs and blackberries.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.
  11. Leave to cool for 10 minutes in the tin before scattering with the flaked almonds or pecans and pieces of honey on the comb.
  12. Serve warm or cold with creme fraiche
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 Ingredients for Quick and Easy Fig, Honey and Almond Tart

This recipe for Quick and Easy Fig, Honey and Almond Tart really evolved because we were given a gift of a jar of honey with a piece of the honey on the comb inside.  I wanted to make something worthy of such a delicious gift and have been keeping it until inspiration struck!  

I learned recently that many people in the UK are able to grow figs in their gardens, sadly in my part of Scotland,  I’m not able to grow figs in my garden. However at this time of year, they are widely available in the supermarket and I had added some to my basket without any real plan to use them.  

Ready rolled puff pastry is something I always keep in the freezer, it doesn’t take long to thaw and you can knock out a great sweet or savoury tart in no time at all.   

A delicious Quick and Easy Fig, Honey and Almond Tart

You may have noticed that the Quick and Easy Fig, Honey and Almond Tart also contains pecan nuts, that’s only because I discovered too late that I had finished the flaked almonds!  

The pecans worked really well adding a deeper nut flavour than the almonds.  Walnuts or hazelnuts would also work, really whatever you have in your larder. 

The finished tart was light and crisp and not too sweet, it was great as a dessert with creme fraiche and we also enjoyed it cold with a cup of coffee as a sweet pastry treat. 

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  1. Lucy
    September 18, 2016

    This looks and sounds delicious Janice, I love figs as they really mean Autumn to me. My mum has a fig tree and they are just starting to ripen now down here in Surrey. Frozen pastry is so useful, I also keep a pack too
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    • Janice Pattie
      September 18, 2016

      Lucky you, Lucy. I’d love to be able to pick figs straight from the tree, I’ll have to make do with apples!

    • Janice Pattie
      September 18, 2016

      Thank you, Elizabeth. Fresh figs are so delicious just now.

    • Janice Pattie
      September 18, 2016

      Thank you Dom. It’s like a different world in the south of England, the only figs that would grow here would be in a greenhouse! I do love them though, so sweet and exotic.

  2. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
    September 18, 2016

    This looks absolutely amazing Janice. Lovely combination and colours – I want to make one right now.

    • Janice Pattie
      September 18, 2016

      Thank you Helen, great ingredients are always tempting.

  3. Ginger Wroot
    September 20, 2016

    I didn’t know you could make a meringue like this with honey and egg! This tart looks marvelous and very adaptable for a variety of fruits. Pinned, for sure, and thanks! –Ginger

    • Janice Pattie
      September 21, 2016

      Thanks Ginger, the meringue made with honey doesn’t crisp up and hold its shape the way a sugar meringue would but it does add some texture to the tart.

    • Janice Pattie
      September 26, 2016

      Thanks Emma.

    • Janice Pattie
      September 27, 2016

      Thanks GG, we loved it!

  4. Jacqueline Meldrum
    September 28, 2016

    Looks gorgeous Janice and so autumnal. I would be tempted to add feta and have it savoury and sweet at the same time. I must be ready for dinner or something like that 🙂 Stumbled, tweeted and yummed.
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    • Janice Pattie
      September 28, 2016

      Thanks Jac. Yes, feta would be good with it too, hadn’t thought about that!

  5. Jill @Teatime in Paris
    March 19, 2017

    I love a great fig tart, especially when it’s so easy and figs are so ripe and juicy. Love the meringue touch, Janice. Can’t wait for fig season again!
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    • Janice Pattie
      March 19, 2017

      Thanks Jill, yes roll on fig season, but first it will be rhubarb season!