Fresh Fig Tart

I quickly set to formulating a couple of recipes for the fresh figs before there were no more left!  I didn’t venture too far into the unknown and used the base for two of my recipes that are guaranteed to be nice and that work well with whatever ingredients you throw at them.  Today I bring you Fresh Fig Tart and on Wednesday it will be, well, you will have to wait and see.  The tart is absolutely delicious and would work well for tea with friends or as a dessert for dinner guests; no other accompaniments required although I am sure a ball of vanilla ice cream would compliment this tart beautifully.

Fresh Fig Tart



125g butter
½ cup sugar – I used brown
1 egg
2 cups self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder



60g butter melted
 brown sugar
 golden syrup
ml vanilla essence
3-4 figs halved and sliced



  1. Cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the egg and about 1 tablespoon of the flour and mix well.
  3. Add the flour and baking powder and combine to form a dough and roll into a sausage.
  4. Wrap half the sausage in cling film and freeze for another day.  Bonus!
  5. Press the remaining dough into a 23cm pie dish and  prick the base a few times with a fork.  Set aside.


  1. Lightly beat the eggs.
  2. Continue beating and add the butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add the golden syrup and continue to beat until the mixture is foamy.
  4. Add the vanilla essence.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the pastry shell and arrange the fig slices on top of the mixture.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool until the pie is set.

50 thoughts on “Fresh Fig Tart

  1. I HEART figs! I wasn’t when I was younger, but after I came to the US I encounter many fig desserts and I fell in love with this fruit. Fig tart is one of the desserts I enjoy. Yours look gorgeous (and I love your pictures Mandy!).

    • It’s incredible how our taste change as we get older Nami. My favourite way of eating a fig is fresh straight from the tree. Thank you for your compliment about my pictures too. Have a super day. 🙂

  2. What a beautiful looking tart. I love fresh tarts. They are in season at the moment and quite reasonably priced. I should make this as I just love cooking with fresh figs – they are the most wonderful fruit.

  3. Before I moved to Asia, I had never eaten a fresh fig before. I had no idea what I was missing out on. Beautiful Fig Tart and your recipe looks like it is simple as well. Have a Happy Valentines Day. BAM

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