Fig tartlets

Fig tartlets are made with puff pastry, apricot jam and ripe figs and comes served with an orange flavoured mascarpone
By Jo Pratt
Fig tartlets
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the orange mascarpone:

  • 100 g mascarpone
  • ½ oranges, finely grated zest
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tbsp milk

For the fig tartlets:

  • butter, for greasing
  • 1/3 ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam
  • 2-3 ripe figs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • icing sugar, for dusting


1. Beat together all the orange mascarpone ingredients until you have a smooth cream.

2. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and lightly grease a large baking sheet with butter. Cut the pastry into 2 circles about 10cm in diameter using a sharp knife. Put onto the prepared baking sheet, and score a small border of about 1cm around the edge of each one and prick the centre a couple of times with a fork.

3. Put 1 tbsp of the apricot jam in the centre of each piece of pastry. Arrange the figs in a circle on top of each piece of pastry.

4. Mix together the egg yolk and milk to make an egg wash. Brush over the top of the figs and the pastry edges with the egg wash and then dust each one fairly generously with icing sugar. Bake for 15 minutes until the pastry is puffed up and golden around the edges.

5. Dust the tartlets with icing sugar and serve hot, warm or cool with a good spoonful of the orange mascarpone.

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