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Quick and Easy Fig Tarts

These quick and Easy Fig Tarts are a great summer treat that you can throw together. Just four items to pick up at the store and you’ve got something good!

Easy puff pastry Fig Tarts made with just three ingredients and ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes.

Easy Fig Tarts

Everyone is back to school and time is precious again. There’s only so many hours in a day and when you work and the kids have homework then there’s the dinner to make and lunches to prepare for the next day. If you’re looking for a dessert that’s quick and easy, not too sweet and pretty to serve, take a look at these easy Fig Tarts.

Made with easy puff pastry, a dollop of cream cheese, fresh figs, and a sprinkle of sugar. It’s a quick dessert that you and the family can enjoy.

Beautiful Figs ready to be eaten for a yummy, healthy snack.

I loved how easy it was to make these great tarts. Fresh figs are amazing and it’s a shame that they are only in season for a short time. If you can’t find figs, you can swap out a lot of different fruits into these tarts.

Easy Fig Tarts served with whipped cream. A quick summer treat .

I’ve also just baked up the puff pastry shells and filled them with pudding and fresh fruit. Puff Pastry is so versatile and delicious – I don’t know why I don’t bake with it more often.

Easy Fig Tarts served with whipped cream. A quick summer treat .

These little tarts aren’t particularly sweet. To keep it simple I didn’t add any sugar to the cream cheese and instead chose to add a bit of honey to the top of the cooked figs. There is the little bit of Turbinado sugar around the edges, but that’s really there for color, caramelization, and to make it look pretty and fancy.

Easy puff pastry Fig Tarts made with just three ingredients and ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes.

So make up a few for dessert tonight while figs can still be found in the grocery stores.

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Easy puff pastry Fig Tarts made with just three ingredients and ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes.

Yield: 9

Quick and Easy Fig Tarts

Easy puff pastry Fig Tarts made with just three ingredients and ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes.

Easy puff pastry Fig Tarts made with just three ingredients and ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Sheet Frozen Puff Pastry
  • Cream Cheese - about 9 tablespoons
  • 4 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • Figs, washed and sliced
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Whipped Cream and Honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and like a cookie sheet with a silicon mat or parchement paper.
  2. Roll out a sheet of Puff Pastry into a 9x9 square. Cut into 3 inch squares (9 squares total) and then cut L-shaped slits around the top right and lower left sides, but not at the opposite corners.
  3. Fold over the top right corner to the lower left inside corner, then the lower left will stretch over to the upper right corner.
  4. Carefully move the pastry to a cookie sheet. Spread on a tablespoon of cream cheese in the center andtop it with a slice of fig.
  5. Brush melted butter to the exposed pastry and sprinkle on some Turbinado sugar.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes then serve with fresh whipped cream and honey.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Buzz Feed Tasty

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Monica Orso

Friday 2nd of October 2020

It would be helpful if you could have a pic of the "slits" procedure. It makes no sense to me!

Karyn Granrud

Friday 2nd of October 2020

You will have square shapes. You'll cut the left like this ↱ and the right side like ↲. Don't cut all the way to the corners. These are two flaps that you will then pull up and over to the opposite corner. So, upper left cut corner goes to the lower right INSIDE corner and the bottom right cut piece will go up to the left corner. You are creating a little wall for the filling to sit inside. I hope that helps.

Cathy Furtado

Thursday 24th of October 2019

Thanks Karyn for your timely response and explanation. I never would have guessed...not that much of a baker, obviously. But these I think I can do. Have some lovely figs from my tree and this will do them justice!

Cathy F.

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

Hi. I wish you had a short video on making the fold. I don't understand how there is an edge to hold in the cream cheese!

Karyn Granrud

Thursday 24th of October 2019

Thanks for the comment. I went back to review the post and agree that the description of folding the puff pastry was lacking. I've updated the recipe card it it's a bit clearer. For a video, you can check out Tasty/ They have the same shape in their tart. Hope that helps.

Jake Tyler

Monday 7th of November 2016

Tarts are always in my list of favourite foods, and I love figs as well because of their health benefits. It surprised me that we can combine them. Gonna give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

Karyn Granrud

Sunday 13th of November 2016

There are lots a beautiful fig tarts out there. These are quick and easy.

Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox

Monday 12th of September 2016

Wow, they look amazing and so easy!!

Karyn Granrud

Tuesday 13th of September 2016

They sure are!