Fig and Cherry Frangipane Tart with my favourite Harrods Cherry Jam

Thursday, 24 November 2011

So I went to Coventry with my mum a couple days ago to sort out her Indian Visa and decided to do abit of shopping while we where there. I found these lovely figs which were just 4 for £1 in an indian grocery store so I just had to pick them up! Instead of just eating on their own I wanted to try making a yummy dessert with them so I thought I would try it out with my favourite Cherry Frangipane Tart recipe...turned out pretty good even if I do say so myself!

Here the recipe....

250g shortcrust pastry (homemade or shop bought)
6 fresh figs
80g butter
75g caster sugar
2 eggs
75g ground almonds
1/2 tsp almond essence
3 tbsp cherry jam

1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
2. Roll out the pastry until around 4mm thick. Line a 23cm round tart tin/dish with the pastry and set to one side.
3. Cut the figs into quarters and set to one side.
4. Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy, then add the eggs, beating well until incorporated.
5. Stir in the ground almonds and the almond essence. The batter should be kinda thin.
6. Spread the cherry jam over the base of the pastry base then pour the frangipane mixture on top.
7. Arrange the sliced figs decoratively on the tart before placing into the oven. Bake for 10 mins before reducing the oven temperature to 160C and continue baking for an additional 20 mins until slightly risen and golden brown.

Allow to cool before removing from the tin/dish and serving in big yummy slices.

Cherry Lane xoxo


  1. Yeahhhhhhhh.... That's so yummy ... What we making next weekend?

  2. hey!! Not sure about baking but I bought there Gyoza wraps at a chinese supermarket the other day, do you wana try to make them? I can get some minced chicken from the butcher.

  3. Woman, marry me!! I was just curious what your first post was and I see this! Holy Moly, marry me I say! XD. And make me more freaking good looking food! LOL.

    1. haha!! Ur so funny! Glad you like it! If I swung that way I would happily marry you but in the meantime you can be my twitter-wife lol xx

    2. p.s. click on the food tab at the top of the page and you can see the other stuff I've whipped up in the kitchen x