Fig Tart Recipe With Curd Cheese

Honeyed fig and curd cheese tart

  • serves 6
  • Easy

This recipe for honeyed fig and curd cheese tart is easy and ready in under an hour. Use cow or goat’s curd for this. Both are young and fresh but the goat’s curd will give you more of a tang.

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Ingredients

  • ready-rolled puff pastry 230g circular or rectangular sheet (we used La Pâte Feuilletée, available from Ocado)
  • curd cheese 150g
  • ground almonds 75g
  • egg yolk 1
  • golden caster sugar 3 tbsp
  • purple figs 4-5 small
  • flaked almonds 1 tbsp, toasted
  • runny honey 1 tbsp

Method

  • Step 1

    Unroll the pastry onto a baking sheet. Score a border 2cm in from the edge and prick the inside with a fork. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Beat the cheese, ground almonds, egg yolk and sugar together in a bowl. Cut the figs into thick slices. Bake the tart case (unfilled) for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Take out of the oven and gently push down the centre which will have puffed up. Let it cool a little then spread the cheese mix inside the border and lay the figs on top, choosing similar sized slices for a neater finish.

  • Step 4

    Bake for another 20-30 minutes until the filling is light golden and puffed a little. Scatter over the flaked almonds and finish with a drizzle of honey. Serve just warm.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 414
  • Fat 21g
  • Saturates 6.2g
  • Carbs 43.7g
  • Sugars 31.3g
  • Fibre 4.4g
  • Protein 10.5g
  • Salt 0.6g
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