Jasmine Savery
Founder & Director

Hi! I'm Jasmine, and I launched Savery Grazing in 2022. I’ve always had a passion for food, with a particular love for how social it can be. Follow along as I share my favourite tips, tricks, and delicious recipes with you.

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh figs, sliced into rounds
  • 100g goats cheese
  • 3 tbsp demerara sugar
  • Ready-made puff pastry (you can also make your own if you have the time!)
  • Fresh thyme 
  • Sea salt
  • 1 egg or a splash of milk

You’ll also need a sharp knife, a parchment-lined baking tray, and a pastry brush if you have one.


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Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 4 fresh figs, sliced into rounds
  • 100g goats cheese
  • 3 tbsp demerara sugar
  • Ready-made puff pastry (you can also make your own if you have the time!)
  • Fresh thyme 
  • Sea salt
  • 1 egg or a splash of milk

You’ll also need a sharp knife, a parchment-lined baking tray, and a pastry brush if you have one.

Whether you’re in need of a quick dinner party appetiser, or you need a homemade treat to bring to friend’s, our quick fig and goats cheese tarts are a perfect choice. The earthy and honeyed flavour of the pink figs pairs perfectly with tangy goat’s cheese and fresh garden herbs!

They come together in under half an hour and require just a few ingredients. If you don’t have figs on hand, you can also use blackberries, strawberries, or a spoonful of your favourite sticky chutney.

 


Method

Follow these steps to make our Fig & Goats Cheese Tart Recipe

1. Prepare Your Pastry

Start by preheating your fan oven to 180°C. Roll out your puff pastry before cutting the sheet into 12 even squares with a sharp knife. Place each square of pastry on a baking tray lined with grease-proof paper, ensuring you leave room for each square to puff up slightly.

2. Add The Fillings

In the centre of each pastry square, place a slice (or crumble!) of goat’s cheese. Add a slice of fresh fig on top. Sprinkle each fig slice with a pinch or two of demerara sugar. Ensure that there is a slight border left at the edge of each tart. 

3. Garnish & Bake

Brush the edge of your fig and goats cheese tarts with your egg or milk wash and sprinkle with sea salt and fresh thyme. Place the tarts into the middle of your preheated oven and cook for 10 minutes or until your tarts are golden brown and cooked through.

4. Enjoy!

Once your tarts have come out of the oven, sprinkle them one last time with sea salt before transferring them onto a tray. Serve immediately and enjoy whilst still warm!

Top tip: if you prefer a sweeter tart, drizzle with honey instead of the additional sprinkle of sea salt.


Hosting Recipes From Savery Grazing

We hope these sticky fig and goats cheese tarts go down a treat at your next get-together with friends. You might also enjoy our Brie & Cranberry Sausage Rolls, or Festive Baked Camembert.

For more tips, tricks, and tasty recipes, keep up to date with our blog, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.

If you have any questions or need advice for hosting your next dinner party – don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Use Instead Of Figs?

If you don’t have fresh figs on hand, or perhaps they are out of season, you can use the following as an alternative:

  • A teaspoon of fig jam (or any sticky, sweet jam or chutney)
  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries

What Can I Use Instead Of Goats Cheese?

If you don’t have goats cheese on hand, or if you want to put your own twist on these tarts, then swapping out the cheese is a great way to do so. Instead of goats cheese, you could try:

  • Stilton
  • Garlic roulade
  • Ricotta
  • Feta
  • Brie

Can Fig & Goats Cheese Tarts Be Frozen?

Although they won’t be quite as tasty, our fig tarts can be frozen. To maintain the tart’s flakey texture, we’d recommend freezing the ready-prepared tart before being cooked. Allow the frozen tarts to defrost in the fridge overnight before cooking as per the usual instructions.

You can also freeze the tarts after the cooking process. Simply wrap in foil or place in an airtight container. Defrost and warm up in the oven at a low temperature.

Can I Use Dried Figs?

Unfortunately, you can’t use dried figs in this recipe, as they are much drier (and often smaller) than fresh figs. We’d recommend using another fresh fruit as an alternative or using a teaspoon of fig jam/chutney instead.

How Long Will Fig & Goats Cheese Tarts Last?

These tarts will last 3 days in the fridge, sealed in an airtight container. You can freeze these tarts for up to 6 months before baking them. If you’re serving them on a platter at a party, they can sit at room temperature for up to 4 hours before becoming unsafe to eat.

Can I Prepare Fig & Goats Cheese Tarts In Advance?

Yes, you can, so they are perfect for preparing ahead of your family get-togethers or posh picnics with friends. Prepare your tart bases up to 3 days in advance, and cook as your guests arrive. You can also store your cooked tarts for up to 3 days, just ensure that you allow an hour for them to come to room temperature before serving.

What Should I Serve Alongside Fig & Goats Cheese Tarts?

Our fig and goats cheese tarts are best served warm amongst other tasty finger foods such as sausage rolls, sticky honey mustard cocktail sausages, a crudites platter, and smoked salmon blinis.

As for wine, pair these tarts with a jammy red wine like Pinot Noir or a refreshing and citrusy Sauvignon Blanc.

If you’d like to find out more about the perfect wine pairings for goats cheese, read one of our recent blogs: What is a Good Cheese & Wine Pairing?

Can These Tarts Be Made Vegan?

There are recipes out there for vegan pastry as well as vegan cheese available in the supermarkets, but unfortunately, after having tried these myself, they simply aren’t as good. Because of this, we’d recommend finding a different appetiser recipe altogether.

When Are Figs in Season?

In the UK, figs are in season twice throughout the year. First in early June, as well as later in the year from August to mid-October.

Find out more about which produce is in season this month by reading our Seasonal Eating Guide.


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