Fig and Pecan Tart
Recipe Type: Dessert, Baking
Serves: 1 tart
A dazzling fresh fig tart is filled with a pecan pie-like center and baked in a buttery dough shell.
  • Find the recipe for the sour dough dough recipe in the link above.
  • 1¼ cup (130g) raw pecans (or walnuts)
  • ⅔ cup (120g) brown sugar, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 6-7 figs, sliced across
  1. Start by making the filling, process nuts in a mini processor until they are the size of bread crumbs. Put in a small sauce pan, mix with sugar, vanilla and egg whites. Set aside.
Make dough:
  1. See the link to the recipe above.
  1. While the crust is baking, simmer the filling, mixing often, until it thickens without bringing it to boil (about 10 minutes).
  2. Spread the filling in the crust, top with the figs, sprinkle the figs with brown sugar, and bake at 350ºF (180ºC) for 20-25 minutes, until figs start to caramelize.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at