Make Ahead

Snappy Gingered Fig Tart

September 27, 2009
1 Ratings
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Our fig tree produced fruit much later this year than it had last year, but we are having a bountiful harvest nonetheless. Here is a sweet treat taking advantage of these fresh figs! —StephanieBezner

What You'll Need
  • Tart Crust
  • 1 2/3 cups gingersnaps
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • Tart Filling
  • 5 ounces raw almonds, blanched and peeled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 pound figs, quartered
  • 5 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon water
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Process gingersnaps in a food processer until they are crumbs. Pour gingersnap crumbs into a bowl and combine with melted butter. Spread and press into an 8" round tart pan with removable base. Pre-bake tart shell for 8 minutes. Allow tart shell to cool.
  2. In a food processor, process almonds, sugar, vanilla, butter and salt. Once the mixture is crumbly, add two eggs until smooth paste develops.
  3. Once tart shell has cooled a bit, spread the almond mixture in the base of the tart. Arrange the cut figs on top of the almond mixture, pushing in a bit. Bake the tart until puffed and golden, about 40 to 45 minutes. (You should put the tart pan on a baking sheet to avoid overflow.)
  4. Combine honey and water and heat 15 seconds in microwave. Once tart has cooled for a few minutes, brush top of tart with honey mixture.
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4 Reviews

Ann G. September 19, 2015
Hello Stephanie, I too want to know if you've ever frozen the tart.
I've been making it often (I have access to a fig tree). Tonight I had no gingersnaps or graham crackers and made the tart with "Jo-Jo's" (Trader Joe's Oreo-type cookies). It worked nicely.
Annerieke W. April 10, 2013
Stephanie, could I freeze this? It looks delicious!!
Nan R. September 27, 2009
This is a beautiful tart! And I have to say I love the plate because I have Desert Rose too! We call it Dessert Rose sometimes!
StephanieBezner September 29, 2009
Thank you - Desert Rose is a tradition in my family. My great-grandparents had a set, my parents have a set, and I have a set! They are the most beautiful dishes...