Fig and Almond Tart

Fig and Almond tart

This fig and almond tart is full of flavour and plenty of texture. The cake’s base is a shortcrust layer, topped with a sweet fig jam layer and finished with a soft sponge cake. It is perfect served with a bit of cream on the side with a cup of tea.


  • 400g Plain flour
  • 300g Butter
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 tbsp Fig Jam
  • 50g Ground Almonds
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essense
  • 2-3 dried figs sliced


  1. Crumble 100g butter into 200g flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add 2 tbsp of water to form a dough and leave in fridge for 30 mins.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  4. Grease a flan dish and roll out the pastry and fit into the dish.
  5. Trim off the excess pastry around the side and place a sheet of grease proof paper on top.
  6. Place in baking beans and pop into the oven for approx 20 mins.
  7. Remove, allow to cool and remove the baking beans and paper.
  8. Prick the base of the pastry and brush over a bit of milk.
  9. Pop back into the oven until brown.
  10. Spread the jam around the base.
  11. Now make the sponge layer.
  12. Melt the remaining butter and mix with the remaining flour.
  13. Add in the egg, vanilla essence, ground almonds, honey and mix until smooth.
  14. Pour over the base and spread over the sliced figs.
  15. Pop into the oven for approx 30 mins until golden.

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