Fig and Almond Custard Tart


Top this fig and almond tart with an apricot glaze and bake it for 40 minutes. The taste is as unique as it is delicious.

Fig Tart
Photo: Danny Kim
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
8 serves

This not-too-sweet tart is delicious and a little bit good for you, too. Figs are a great source of both calcium and potassium!


  • Tart Crust

  • ¼ cup blanched almonds

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), cut into piece

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ½ teaspoon fine salt

  • Filling

  • ½ cup blanched almonds

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 stick), cut into pieces

  • cup sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon fine salt

  • ½ pound figs, stems removed and halved

  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam


  1. Make the crust: pulse the almonds in a food processor until finely chopped, 30 to 40 seconds. Add the flour, butter, sugar, and salt. Pulse until the dough starts to come together, 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Press the dough into a 9-inch tart pan. Refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes and up to 2 days.

  3. Make the filling: heat oven to 375° F with the rack in the lowest position.

  4. Pulse the almonds in a food processor until finely chopped, 30 to 40 seconds. Add the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla, and salt. Process until the mixture is smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.

  5. Place the chilled crust on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour the filling into the crust and smooth with an offset spatula. Top with the figs, cut-side up.

  6. Bake until the crust and custard are golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

  7. Combine the apricot jam with 1 tablespoon hot water. Brush top of tart with the apricot glaze.

  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

393 Calories
28g Fat
32g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 6g
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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