Late summer dessert: Fig Tart

Another summer week-end, another fruit tart. SWEETTABLESCAPES is very partial to fruit this time of year and we have to admit it is quite rewarding. The farmer’s market is filled with baskets of berries, figs, peaches asking to be bitten into but also used in all sorts of sweet endings.

We found this simple recipe in a French magazine over the summer and since figs are high on our list of faves, (we’ve used them here) we had to try it. (note that we forgot to add the baking powder – oops! and the result, if not quite risen enough was still super yummy!!)

Fig Tart (Torta di fichi). It is actually an Italian recipe originally.


You’ll need:

3 whole eggs

8 Tbsp sugar

10 TBsp flour

1 tsp baking powder

200g melted butter

2 lbs figs

one lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350F

Peel and cut figs in pieces, mix them with lemon juice and 1 TBsp sugar.


Mix eggs with flour, add remaining 7 TBsp sugar, baking powder and melted butter. Mix until well blended.


Line a tart pan with parchment paper and pour batter into it.


Place figs on top and bake for 40 minutes or until batter is set.



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