Here’s a simple Fig Tart recipe that is sweet and healthy fruit tart with a blend of cashews, gelatin, coconut milk and honey filling then topped with fresh blackberries and figs! Try this easy no-bake dessert recipe and enjoy the taste of nuts, milk and fruits in one delicious bite!
Looking for more plant-based Fruit Desserts? Try Vegan Fruit Cheesecake or my Delicious Vegan Berry Tart.
What is Fig Tart?
This Fig Tart recipe is a delicious pastry dessert made with mini nut-dates crust, a simple filling and fresh figs and blackberry toppings. Figs are one of the first plants cultivated by humans and they originated in ancient times in the Middle East.
Figs grow in regions with mild winters and it’s easy for hobby gardeners to nurture them at home. Dried figs are available all the time but fresh figs start to appear at grocery stores in the early summertime into early Fall.
If you’re looking for an easy Fall dessert or snack recipe, this dish is perfect for you!
Health Benefits of Figs:
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Improve digestion
- Increase bone density
- Rich in antioxidants
- Good source of fiber
- Promotes healthy skin
- Manages your blood sugar levels
Tips and Procedures:
- You can use a sweetener other than honey such as agave or sugar.
- Make sure to chill the crust in the freezer before filling/serving.
- You may use blueberries or raspberries in place of the blackberries if you like.
- Feel free to use any type of nut (or a combination) to make the crust.
- Storage: Fresh figs should be used immediately or stored in a sealed plastic bag in the coldest part of your refrigerator for up to two days.
How to Make Fig Tarts:
Listed below are all the ingredients you will need:
- mixed nuts (you can use almonds or cashews or a mix of nuts)
Soak cashews overnight. In a food processor, add dates, mixed nuts and pulse. Press into tart shells and place in the freezer.
In a high speed blender, blend cashews, gelatin, coconut milk and honey for about 30 seconds or until well combined. Pour into tart shells, place in refrigerator and allow it to set overnight
Top with blackberries and cut figs and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions:
You can use any type of figs that you like or the ones that you can easily find in your local stores. The common varieties are Mission figs, the Brown Turkey fig and the Tiger Stripe.
It tastes like the sweetness of honey with a subtle hint of berry.
Dried figs won’t work in this recipe. Try using another fresh fruit like ripe sliced pears, sliced plums, pitted cherries, instead of the figs.
- 1 cup cashews
- 2 cup water
- 1 package gelatin
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ½ cup dates
- ½ cup mixed nuts or almonds or cashews
- In a large bowl add cashews and water.
- In a food processor, add dates, mixed nuts and pulse.
- Press into tart shells and place in freezer.
- In a high speed blender, blend cashews, gelatin, coconut milk and honey for about 30 seconds or until well combined.
- Pour into tart shells, place in refrigerator and allow it to set overnight
- Top with blackberries and cut figs and serve immediately.