Ricotta tart with honey and figs

A creamy, sweet ricotta tart brushed with honey and decorated with flagrant fresh figs.

A creamy, sweet ricotta tart brushed with honey and decorated with flagrant fresh figs. Recipe from roxanashomebaking.com

Years ago, in my high-school years I always looking forward to the beginning of the school year.

There was something that made me look forward to the end of summer.

Something that was way better that all the summer vacation fun.

It wasn’t the thought of my upcoming birthday, definitely not the endless list of homework, but the fig season.

A creamy, sweet ricotta tart brushed with honey and decorated with flagrant fresh figs. Recipe from roxanashomebaking.com

I don’t remember when I had the first fresh fig, may have been in my childhood but I remember as if it was yesterday how I would check the big fig tree starting middle August. The moment one fig would turn slightly purple I’d eat it.

It was my end of summer pleasure.

I was so in love with these sweet fruit.

I was so sad when I had to leave town for college.

A creamy, sweet ricotta tart brushed with honey and decorated with flagrant fresh figs. Recipe from roxanashomebaking.com

Now, years later I’m still looking forward to the fig season.

We do not have a fig tree since the deer in my neck of the woods don’t let me grow anything edible but I’m always looking to buy some from the Farmers Market each Saturday.

I’ve been meaning to make a fig treat for a while now but most of the time they are eaten by the time Tuesday comes around.

But in the same time I didn’t want to lose their pink color while baking or cooking them.

So I used them raw. Just slice or quartered them when your ready to serve the creamy ricotta tart brushed with honey on top.

Ricotta tart with honey and figs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 1X8 inch tart pan

Ricotta tart with honey and figs

A creamy ricotta tart brushed with honey and decorated with fresh figs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole almonds
  • 3/4 cup (90 grams) all purpose flour
  • 5 tbsp cold diced butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cold water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
  • 15 oz (425 grams) ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-4 tbsp raw honey
  • couple fresh figs

Instructions

  1. Place the ricotta cheese in a cheese cloth and let it drain until ready to use.
  2. In a food processor place the almonds and pulse until they are ground.
  3. Add the flour, salt and butter and pulse few more times until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Slowly add the water until the dough comes together. If needed add few more drops of water.
  5. Take the dough out and roll it out for an 8 inch removable bottom tart pan. Chill in the fridge for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Heat the oven to 375.
  7. Remove the tart crust from the fridge, cover with parchment paper, fill with baking beans and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Without turning the oven off, take the crust out, remove the parchment paper and beans and bake for further 5 minutes.
  9. In a mixing bowl cream the egg yolks with the sugar until pale in color. Add the ricotta and vanilla and mix until combined.
  10. Take the tart crust out of the oven, fill with the ricotta mixture and bake for 30 more minutes.
  11. When done, spread the honey on top, decorate with fresh figs and enjoy!
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A creamy, sweet ricotta tart brushed with honey and decorated with flagrant fresh figs. Recipe from roxanashomebaking.com

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Comments

  1. Anita @ Hungry Couple says

    That looks so pretty and I’m sure the ricotta tart is amazing. Just yesterday I roasted some figs with blue cheese and honey. :)

  2. says

    The thing I miss the most about my old house was my fig tree. We can get good figs at farmer’s market, but I just miss going out grabbing one and eating it. I like how you used them on the tart. No you have me sad, I’ll just have to get over it by starting at this lovely tart longer, or better yet making one.
    -Gina-

  3. says

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is the tart I want to make NOW! Gorgeous, just gorgeous. A piece of art that’s good to eat, too! I’d love to sink my teeth in that custard-y ricotta filling :) Oh Roxanna, I’m on a diet and “reducing” my sugar intake, but you are making me revert back to my fave treats! I just can’t resist, it’s my nature to love sweets! LOL!

  4. Suzanne Platt (@YouMadeThatblog) says

    What a gorgeous tart Roxana. Beautiful photos that make me want to dive into that tart.
    I wish we could find figs here, seems the season here is earlier.

  5. says

    OMG!!!!! Roxy! Wow! I am so in love with your tart! I love figs and this would hit the special spot in my belly right now:) What a gorgeous images…I don’t know which post /recipes/pictures looks better in the last several months..Coming here on your blog is def. experience, and mouthwatering one:))

  6. Priscilla says

    I can almost taste this divine tart! Raw figs and honey with creamy ricotta is a delectable pairing. Gorgeous photos!

  7. says

    Fresh figs are heavenly, aren’t they? Thank you for sharing your creativity with me! I’ve been baking all day, and I’m eager for sleep, but I’ll now be dreaming sweet and delicious dreams thanks to you! I could eat a tart like this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! I hope you have a wonderful Monday.

  8. Deanna Segrave-Daly says

    This looks absolutely stunning! I adore fresh figs too and ricotta + honey + figs is an amazing flavor combination :)

  9. cristina says

    Just came across this gorgeous ricotta honey/fig tart on Pinterest! Absolutely lovely and a need to make! :)

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