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Do your figs a favour with this easy tart recipe

  • 500g pack shortcrust pastry
  • 5 figs (ripe or green)
  • 1 large juicy orange
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 200g almond flakes
  • 2 egg yolks

After satisfying my craving for figs the Syrian way (i.e.: wrapped in a loaf of bread) I decided to turn the extra figs my mum sent all the way from Damascus into a tart.

Here’s an easy figs tart recipe to impress your foodie friends with this figs season!


Step 1

Assemble your ingredients

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F or 250 C.

Step 3

Roll out the pastry on a floured surface until it is stretched out then line it up in a small baking tray. Let the pastry come above the rims. Chill in the fridge for 25 minutes.

Step 4

Cut the figs vertically in half

Step 5

Make orange zest

Step 6

Squeeze the orange

Step 7

Transfer the orange juice into a large bowl then add the honey

Step 8

Place the figs (cut face up) on a baking tray then pour the juice over them. Bake in the oven on medium heat for 10 minutes until golden.

Step 9

Remove figs from oven and place aside. Reserve the juice in a bowl.

Step 10

Take the pastry out of the fridge. Prick the base lightly with a fork. Cover the base with baking beans (or dry chickpeas) then bake blind on medium heat for 15 minutes. Remove the beans and continue baking for another 10 minutes on low heat. Remove from oven and let it cool off.

Step 11

Finely chop the almonds

Step 12

Whisk the butter and brown sugar together. Add the almonds, egg yolk, orange zest and 2 tbsp of the reserved juice and mix well together. (You can use an electric processor).

Step 13

Spread the mix over the pastry

Step 14

Add the figs on top of the mix. Bake for 1 hour or until surface is golden and slightly gooey.

Step 15

Dish out and enjoy those delicious calories with a spoonful of your favorite ice cream.


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Lovin Dubai