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Fig and apple tart tartin
Fig and Apple Tart Tartin
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A delicious twist on the traditional Tart Tartin with the addition of figs and a hint of cardamom

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French, Fruit
Keyword: Fig and Apple Tart Tartin
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 75g/3oz butter
  • 75g/3oz cardamom sugar
  • 2 figs, halved
  • 2 dessert apples, peeled, cored, halved
  • 1 packet ready rolled puff pastry
  • whipped cream to serve
  1. Preheat the oven to 220C / 425F / GM7. Butter a 8? tarte tartin pan or oven proof frying pan well and place a circle of greaseproof paper in it.

  2. Add the butter and sugar to a pan and heat slowly on the hob until the butter is melted, continue to heat, stirring, until the sugar is melted and the mixture is golden brown with large bubbles – when it is ready the size of the bubbles will suddenly increase. This will take about 5 minutes.

  3. Place the figs (cut side down) and apples (core side up) into the pan and allow to cook for about 5 minutes. Keep a careful eye on it so the caramel does not burn.

  4. Arrange the fruit in the Tarte Tartin or oven proof frying pan and pour the reminder of the caramel over.

  5. Cut a circle of puff pastry slightly larger than the diameter of the pan. Place over the fruit and caramel mixture, tucking the edges in.

  6. Place into the pre heated oven and bake for about 20 – 25 minutes until puffed and golden. (photo below)

  7. Allow to cool for a few minutes, place a serving plate over the pan and flip. Shake and the Tarte Tartin should drop out. Remove the pan and peel the sheet of greaseproof paper away if needed.

  8. Serve warm with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts
Fig and Apple Tart Tartin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 47mg2%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Vitamin A 345IU7%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.