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Fig and hazelnut tart with spicy wine syrup

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. For the tart, place the pastry rectangle onto a baking sheet.

  3. Place the sliced figs onto the pastry, and sprinkle over the sugar, vanilla extract and hazelnuts.

  4. Carefully place the pastry lattice on top of the figs then brush with the egg.

  5. Transfer into the oven for 10 minutes until golden.

  6. Remove from the oven, and cut the fig tart into slices.

  7. For the spicy wine syrup, heat all the ingredients in a saucepan over a medium heat and gently cook to dissolve the sugar.

  8. When the sugar has dissolved, turn up the heat to high and rapidly boil the liquid to reduce until thick and syrupy.

  9. To serve, place the fig tart slices one on top of the other and drizzle over the syrup.


For the tart

  • 5cm x 12cm/2in x 5in rectangle
  • puff pastry, plus extra rectangle cut into a lattice pattern
  • 2 whole figs, cut into 0.5cm/¼in slices
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1 free-range whole egg, beaten to use as a glaze

For the spicy wine syrup

  • 100ml/3½fl oz red wine
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 50g/1¾oz caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds only

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