Valley Fig Growers

Elegant California Fig Tart

Makes 10 servings


1 cup Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs

3 cups chopped green apples 

2 teaspoons grated orange peel 

1⁄4 cup orange juice 

1⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided 

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour 

1/8 teaspoon salt 

6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 

1 cup apricot fruit spread 

1 teaspoon brandy (optional) 

1⁄2 cup whipping cream, sweetened and whipped 

5 whole California Figs, for garnish 

4 ounces semisweet chocolate  


  1. For filling, trim off stems and chop figs; combine with apples, orange peel, juice and 1/4 cup sugar in medium saucepan. Cover, bring to boil and simmer 10 minutes or until apples are tender. Uncover and cook briefly to evaporate remaining liquid. Cool.
  2. For pastry, combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and margarine. Stir with pastry blender or fork, until crumbs can be clumped together in a ball between the fingertips. Press in bottom and up sides of a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until light golden. Cool.
  3. Sieve apricot spread to make a smooth glaze. Mix with brandy, if desired. Spread filling in baked shell. Spoon apricot glaze evenly over top. Pipe or spoon whipped cream in dollops on top of tart. Halve figs lengthwise and arrange on cream. Heat chocolate in microwave oven for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes to melt. Cool briefly then drizzle over figs and cream.
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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 399
  • % Calories from Fat 33%
  • Fat 15
  • Cholesterol 35
  • Protein 3
  • Carbohydrates 65
  • Fiber 5
  • Iron 2
  • Sodium 85
  • Calcium 56
  • Potassium 224