Honey, Fig and Mascarpone Tarts Honey, Fig and Mascarpone Tarts

Honey, Fig and Mascarpone Tarts | Food styling by Michael Elliott | Prop styling by Laura Branson Image by: Jodi Pudge

These pretty pastries are perfect for brunch, afternoon tea or dessert. For ideal ripeness, choose figs that are slightly soft to the touch.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 50 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



On work surface, gently unroll pastry. Halve pastry lengthwise; cut crosswise into thirds to make 6 rectangles. Arrange, 2 inches apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet.

Using sharp knife, score along border of each rectangle, 1/2 inch from edges. Whisk 1 of the egg yolks with 1 tsp water; lightly brush over edges of pastry.

In bowl, stir together mascarpone, sugar and remaining egg yolk; spoon generous 1 tbsp into centre of each rectangle, spreading to scored edges. Arrange figs over top. Bake in 400°F oven until edges are golden, about 16 minutes. Sprinkle with pistachios. Bring to room temperature, about 20 minutes.

Whisk honey with lemon juice; drizzle over tarts.

Makes 6 tarts.

Nutritional facts Per tart: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 138 mg
  • Sugars 10 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 290
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Potassium 79 mg
  • Cholesterol 78 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 26 g


  • Iron 9
  • Folate 5
  • Calcium 5
  • Vitamin A 10
  • Vitamin C 2
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Honey, Fig and Mascarpone Tarts