Caramelised Fig and Blue Cheese Tart


Caramelised Fig and Blue Cheese Tart

A Caramelised Fig and Blue Cheese Tart is a great dish to prepare for a group in a flash. The caramelised fig, blue cheese, and balsamic vinegar work beautifully together, while the store-bought pastry eliminates fuss.

Caramelised Fig and Blue Cheese Tart Recipe

Serves 8


30g butter

3 shallots, finely diced

2 baby fennel, trimmed and chopped

¼ cup white balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp caster sugar

6 figs, halved

2 sheets puff pastry, store-bought

3 eggs

1½ cups pouring cream

100g blue cheese


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes, or until tender. Add fennel and cook for another 4-6 minutes, or until softened. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.

Place vinegar and sugar in the frying pan and cook over high heat for 4-5 minutes, or until golden. Add figs (cut side down) and cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until caramelised.

Lightly grease a 26cm fluted, loose-bottomed tart tin and line with pastry, trimming the edges and pricking the base.

Place eggs and cream into a medium bowl, season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, and whisk to combine. Place fennel mixture and figs in the base of the tart.

Pour egg mixture over figs and top with blue cheese. Bake for 40 minutes, or until tart is golden and set.


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