Quick fig tart

Photo: Simon Lambert
Photo: Simon Lambert
I am still in awe of my bounty of home-grown figs this year.

This little tart took a couple of minutes to prepare. It looks impressive and is bursting with flavour.

If you don't have figs, this tart will work with most fruits.

I have also written this recipe for one serving.  All you need to do is replicate for more servings.

Makes 1

Prep time 15min

Cook time 12min

Skill easy

1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry

2 Tbsp creme fraiche or ricotta

⅛ tsp vanilla extract

Zest of orange

2 to 3 figs

1 Tbsp honey


Preheat the oven 200°C.

Cut out a round 18cm diameter (approx) piece of pastry. Place onto a baking sheet. Prick the base with a fork, allowing 2cm around the edge.

Mix the creme fraiche or ricotta with the vanilla and zest.

Spread over the base of the pastry, leaving 2 cm from the edge.

Slice the figs into 0.5cm thick rounds.

Place the figs over the creme fraiche, slightly overlapping to form a circle. Continue until the top is covered.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the edges have risen.

To serve, drizzle over the honey and serve with more creme fraiche or ricotta.