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Fig Tart Recipe

by Adrianne

Fig Tart is on Sweet Caramel Sunday! Fresh ripe figs, crunchy buttery puff pastry, sweet cream and a marmalade syrup bring this Fig Tart to your table.

My friends, you will LOVE this simple and easy dessert.

Fig Tart Feature image showing tart on white background with small bowl of marmalade syrup


How to Make Fresh Fig Tart

I was at the grocery store recently and saw some beautiful fresh figs which I knew I needed to bake with ASAP. There is something magical about these fruits I think. Whether it be the shape, the pretty colours or the taste, they are delicious! Cooking with them is both enjoyable and rewarding as not all of the people you are cooking for will have tried them and if you bring them out for dessert at a dinner party, you will have a real talking point!

The crispy, flaky puff pastry, spread with cream and sweet bites of the figs with the sticky marmalade syrup are a delight for your tastebuds!

It is so exciting to bring you this recipe today as not only will you love it, it is a quick and easy dessert that you can bring to your table!

Preparing Figs to make a Puff Pastry Tart

They are so many paths to take when using figs, but I chose this Fig Tart as it is both simple and delicious.

There is no hard work to do when preparing the figs, as you only need to cut them into thin slices and the work is done!

This is a perfect dinner party dessert, it is light, has great texture and will delight your guests!

Fresh figs on a timber chopping board


Sliced Figs on a timber chopping board

How to prepare Puff Pastry to make a Fig Tart?

If you follow Sweet Caramel Sunday, you will see that I have many desserts using puff pastry. There are a number of reasons for this, the simplest one being, it is easy!

You can have it in the freezer all year round and whip it out to make a decadent dessert in no time at all.

 Brushing the pastry with a lightly whisked egg before putting it in the oven, will result in crispy, flaky golden base for your dessert! 

If you are cooking for a large number of guests, you can simply preparing more pastry and additional tart toppings. The best thing is, you won’t even need a pastry or tart tin for this recipe, a flat baking tray will work perfectly!


Fig Tart process shot showing raw pastry


Fig Tart process shot showing knife scored border


Fig Tart process shot showing fork pricks in pastry


Fig Tart process shot showing pastry brushed with egg

How to make a Vegan Fig Tart?

If you were to use dairy free cream and a vegan puff pastry (easily available in grocery stores), then you would be able to recreate this Fig Tart as a Vegan Recipe! You wouldn’t think it was so easy, but trust me, it absolutely is!

Puff Pastry Tart inspiration

If you are reading this recipe as desserts are your thing, then you are in luck, as I have a few on the blog, I think you will LOVE! You can check them out below!

A few more simple and easy tart options on the blog are:

 Why spend hours making dessert, when you can whip up a quick and easy one in no time at all! 


Fig Tart quick step guide:

About the recipe:

  • The figs can be rinsed and then sliced, no need to cook them
  • Figs are not available all year round, so keep an eye out for them
  • This is a great quick go to dessert!
  • The marmalade syrup brings a sweetness to the dish that ties all of the ingredients together

To answer your questions:

  1. The pastry can be prepared ahead of time
  2. The dish is not suitable to freeze
  3. We add a touch of icing sugar and vanilla essence to make our cream sweet  
  4. The marmalade syrup has only 2 ingredients!
  5. This is a SUPER EASY dessert to make

This is a perfect dessert to impress your guests but it is still quick and easy to make!


Fig Tart process shot showing cooked pastry fresh from the oven Fig Tart process shot showig tart toppings surrounding cooked pastry


Fig Tart process shot with cream spread on cooked pastry Fig Tart process shot pouring syrup over tart with a spoon


Fig Tart Feature image showing tart on white background with small bowl of marmalade syrup

Fig Tart

Fig Tart is on Sweet Caramel Sunday!Fresh ripe figs, crunchy buttery puff pastry, sweet cream and a marmalade syrup bring this Fig Tart to your table! 
5 from 10 votes
Print Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: Fig Tart, fruit tart, Sweet Tart, tart
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 584kcal
Author: Adrianne


Fig Tart

  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 tbs icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 8 figs
  • 1/4 cup marmalade
  • 1/4 cup water


Fig Tart Method

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees F 82.2 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper 
  • Take your pastry out of the freezer, leave for a few minutes, separate the sheets and lay one sheet flat on the baking paper
  • Run a knife around the edge of the pastry 1-2cm to score it, making the crust 
  • Use a fork to prick the pastry all over the inside (not the crust) of the pastry 
  • Bake for 10 mins before sliding the pastry onto the oven rack and placing the baking tray on a lower wrack of the oven. Bake for another 5 minutes or until the pastry is a light golden brown.
  • Add cream, icing sugar and vanilla essence to a mixing bowl and beat till soft peaks form in the cream (2-3 mins) 
  • Slice figs into thin pieces 
  • Remove pastry from oven and allow to cool 
  • Make Marmalade Syrup by combining marmalade and water into blender jug and blitz to combine 
  • Spread cream over pastry sheet 
  • Top with fig slices 
  • Drizzle marmalade syrup over fruit and pastry
  • Serve with additional cream and marmalade syrup (optional) 


  • I love puff pastry tarts, have a look in my dessert recipes section for more inspiration!! 
  • You can refrigerate the leftovers of this dish (if there are any) but it tastes better when eaten on the day it is cooked


Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg
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Dessert from my heart to yours

I know you want to get to making this dessert and not read all about me, haha! It’s ok, when there is cooking to do, I totally understand. So I will keep this short and sweet. But in a few words, I am back in Australia after my overseas trip, which was fantastic! Not surprisingly Tonks has stuck ever so closely by my side sine I returned.

Let’s get cooking!! Bake on, my friends!

If you are new to Sweet Caramel Sunday, a big welcome from me! I love hearing what you think of the recipes and I am thrilled with you give them a go!

Some of my favourite recipes I think you will love are:

Or for all my dessert ideas, you can find them here:

Adrianne xx

P.S Latest pic of Tonks…isn’t he SO handsome!


Black cat on a bed with white sheets


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Beth April 28, 2019 - 2:07 am

5 stars
I have never seen a dish like this and it is so pretty & delicious! I can see it making an appearance at an upcoming brunch!

Adrianne April 28, 2019 - 3:13 am

Great feedback, thanks Beth, appreciate that. Hope you enjoy it!

Taylor Kiser April 28, 2019 - 4:11 am

5 stars
This is so gorgeous! It will be a beautiful addition to a Mother’s Day brunch!

Adrianne April 28, 2019 - 4:12 am

Awesome, great to hear Taylor!! Enjoy xx

Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes April 28, 2019 - 4:36 am

5 stars
Fig is my absolute favourite fruit – so I am incredibly excited to come across this recipe. My Mum will love it also!!

Adrianne April 28, 2019 - 4:42 am

Awesome, great feedback, thanks Alex. Hope you and she both enjoy it, cheers! x

Mikayla April 28, 2019 - 7:03 am

5 stars
This is a beautiful way to display the natural beauty and amazing flavor of fresh figs. Yum! Definitely a delicious way to impress guests too!

Adrianne April 28, 2019 - 8:30 pm

Thanks Mikayla!! Great feedback, appreciate it!

Rosa April 28, 2019 - 11:06 am

5 stars
Well this looks gorgeous and delicious! I think I’ll try this for mother’s day brunch!

Adrianne April 28, 2019 - 8:31 pm

I would be very happy if you do Rosa!! Hope you enjoy it xx

Ana @ Muy Delish April 28, 2019 - 9:15 pm

5 stars
I love this recipe Adrianne! The photos are fabulous and love the fact that you can make the pastry ahead of time. Thanks for sharing!

Adrianne April 28, 2019 - 9:38 pm

Great feedback Ana, thanks for the positive vibes!!

Caitlyn Erhardt April 28, 2019 - 10:59 pm

5 stars
What a beautiful recipe! This almost looks too pretty to eat!

Adrianne April 29, 2019 - 12:05 am

Thanks Caitlyn, that is too kind of you!

Colleen April 28, 2019 - 11:28 pm

5 stars
I love everything figs and this dessert is a show stopper. The marmalade syrup is a total win, and I can’t believe how easy the whole thing is. Making this for our next dinner party. Thank you!

Adrianne April 29, 2019 - 12:06 am

You are welcome Colleen. The marmalade syrup is one of my favourite things to play with in the kitchen! You get sweetness and the flavour of the marmalade but in a much thinner consistency, cheers!

Suzy April 28, 2019 - 11:33 pm

5 stars
This looks amazing!

Adrianne April 29, 2019 - 12:07 am

Thanks Suzy!

Ginny April 29, 2019 - 12:16 am

5 stars
What a beautiful treat. I love that it starts with puff pastry and makes everything so much easier. Thanks for the recipe.

Adrianne April 29, 2019 - 12:33 am

No worries Ginny! I am glad that you like the recipe, cheers!

Rupali S Banerjee April 30, 2019 - 7:45 am

Wow fig. We do not get too much in our country.


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