Fresh Fig Tart Recipe

Fresh Fig Tart

Serves 6-8

Impress your family and friends with this super-easy and beautiful tart. We are sure you will be delighted with its flaky crust and rich filling topped with delicious fruit. Experiment with substituting your favorite seasonal fruit for the figs. See our Cook's Tips for make-ahead options.


  • 1 sheet all-butter puff pastry such as Dufour, thawed as package directs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten with tsp cold water
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese, or softened cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp honey (more to taste), divided
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 9 - 10 fresh ripe figs, about 1 1/2 pints, sliced
  • Chopped fresh thyme leaves


  1. Unroll pastry onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush beaten egg around edges of pastry. Fold pastry edges in on all sides about 1/2-inch to make a rim. Press gently to seal. Brush rim with lightly beaten egg. With tines of fork, prick bottom of pastry to prevent puffing during baking. Chill pastry for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. While pastry chills, preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Bake pastry for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  4. While pastry bakes, in a small bowl, whisk mascarpone with 1 Tbsp honey, lemon zest, vanilla, and salt. Taste and add more honey, if needed.
  5. Just before serving, transfer pastry to a platter. Spread mascarpone filling in center of pastry. Arrange sliced figs on mascarpone. Mix 2 Tbsp honey with 1 Tbsp water. Drizzle or brush on figs. Sprinkle with thyme.
  6. Cut into rectangles to serve. Leftovers should be refrigerated.
  7. Cook's Tips:
  8. If you want to cut down on your prep time just before serving the tart, you can do some of the steps ahead of time. The filling (step 4) can be made up to a day before, stored in the refrigerator — but be sure to bring it to room temperature for about 30 minutes before spreading it on the pastry. You can also make bake the pastry ahead of time and wait to add the toppings. Do not assemble the tart more than two hours before serving or the pastry could get soggy.


Amount Per Serving (based on 8 servings)
Calories: 410
Fat: 29 g
Saturated Fat: 17 g
Cholesterol: 105 mg
Sodium: 200 mg
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 15 g
Protein: 6 g
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