Fig and Coconut Tart with Pistachios and Mint | © 2015 | | © 2015 |

A sugar-free, delicious, and fruity dessert recipe from Lorraine Pascale via BBC Food - perfect for when fresh figs are in season. It's so easy to prepare and shows off those beautiful figs really well. Grapes are a good alternative to figs here, but you can make this tart with pretty much any fruit you like.

  • 250 g Einkorn, ground into flour (or spelt)
  • 125 g Butter, cubed and slightly softened
  • 1 Medium egg
  • Large pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp Iced water
  • 1(400ml) can Unsweetened coconut milk, well chilled (or whipping cream)
  • 100 g Cream cheese
  • 3 g NuNaturals white stevia powder
  • 12 Figs, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 tbsp Shelled pistachios, chopped
  • 1 bunch Fresh mint, ripped or roughly torn
  1. Heap the einkorn flour on the counter and make a well. Put the diced butter, egg, and salt in the middle. With your fingertips, mix and cream the ingredients in the well. Draw the flour into the center and work the dough with your fingertips to a grainy texture. Add the cold water and mix in until the dough begins to hold together. Turn onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently until just smooth. Flatten into a disc. Wrap in plastic. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
  2. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface, then use to line a 20cm x 30cm rectangular fluted loose-bottomed tart pan. (I used a 10cm x 30cm rectangular and a 12cm round) Put in the fridge for about 15 minutes, or until firm.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Remove them from the fridge and cover with baking paper, fill with pastry weights or dried beans, and blind bake for 15 minutes if using two smaller baking pans, 20 minutes if using one large pan. Remove weights or beans and paper. Return to oven for 5 minutes until crisp and golden. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. Scoop coconut cream solids into a mixing bowl. Reserve remaining liquid for another use. Beat coconut cream and stevia using electric mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Put the cream cheese into a separate bowl and fold the whipped coconut cream into the cream cheese. Put the filling in the tart case, then arrange the figs on top and scatter over the pistachio nuts and mint leaves. | © 2015 | | © 2015 | | © 2015 | | © 2015 |


Rosa's Yummy Yums 10/10/15 06:19

So beautiful and tempting! A delightful autumn treat.



Medeja- CranberryJam 10/10/15 09:29

What a great combination of ingredients and flavors! Yummy!

Sammie 10/10/15 09:46

I adore figs and have long admired this Lorraine Pascal recipe from afar. I love your twist, using coconut milk. Delicious. Sammie

Nancy Chan 10/10/15 11:53

Angie, I am drooling just looking at the photos! The figs look so fresh and the tart look so tempting. How I wish I could get a serving of your!

What's for dessert? 10/10/15 12:08

Gogreous tart Angie, looks so delicious!

Unknown 10/10/15 12:50

I love fresh figs and this tart is simply beautiful Angie :D

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 10/10/15 13:05

What a feast for the eyes and tummy as well. I am so impressed with your presentation.

Joanne 10/10/15 16:12

Anything with figs in it sounds good to me! this is beautiful!

Cheri Savory Spoon 10/10/15 17:19

This would be my dream dessert Angie, love everything about it.

Agness 10/10/15 18:11

I can say one thing based on my cooking experience - fis and coconut are the best duo when it comes to morning oats and rice! Mniam! Never tried to bake a fig and coconut tart, but I will definitely go for it soon.

ZazaCook 10/10/15 19:21

So beautiful and so unique! Your photos are gorgeous!

Pam 10/10/15 20:50

Ummmm! I love figs and this sounds great, and sugar free, even better!

Tricia Buice 10/10/15 22:35

Those are some of the most beautiful figs I've ever seen. The tart looks fantastic Angie! Sugar free is amazing too!

grace 11/10/15 01:41

this is SO pretty! i'm especially delighted because it sounds delicious too! :)

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 11/10/15 02:56

I've had such delicious figs this fall! I know I'd love your gorgeous tart!

Kelly 11/10/15 04:09

This tart is beautiful, Angie! I love the pretty colors of figs. My mom's neighbor has a fig tree too and she keeps giving my mom lot who then gives me some. Now I know that to do with them. Yum!

The Yum List 11/10/15 05:13

Oh wow, many of my fav ingredients all in one dish.

Rafeeda AR 11/10/15 07:26

Wow... they just look so beautiful!!! The flavors of coconut milk, figs and pistachios may be like match made in heaven!

Nammi 11/10/15 08:11

Yumm gorgeous figs u have there and love this idea of coconut cream

Couscous & Consciousness 11/10/15 10:18

That is quite possibly the most beautiful tart I have ever seen. I love fresh figs, so I'm pinning this one for when fig season rolls around.

Jasline @ Foodie Baker 11/10/15 11:38

This is such a gorgeous tart! I may not be a fan of fig but I'll definitely love to try your tart for sure!

All That I'm Eating 11/10/15 19:49

I love figs and I bet they are delicious with coconut, this sounds great.

Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 11/10/15 20:02

Wow, the photos are stunning. Love the contrast between the purple skin and the bright flesh. This looks so delicious. Cut me a slice please!

Koko 11/10/15 21:01

I'm in love with figs to begin with but this just looks incredible. I love the use of stevia, too!

Choclette 11/10/15 22:03

Love it Angie. Your tart is so much more sophisticated, elegant and healthier than the ones I just posted. But no surprise there. I adore pistachios and figs, so could I have a slice please?

What do you think to the processed Stevia powders? I haven't found one I like yet.

mjskit 12/10/15 00:15

Your presentations are always amazing Angie, along with your delicious recipes! I absolutely love figs so I'm already tasting this tart. YUM!

Monica 12/10/15 01:59

Very pretty and so nice with those beautiful fresh figs! Love the pistachios, too.

Debra Eliotseats 12/10/15 02:06

So, so beautiful, Angie! I can't get good fresh figs so thanks for the grape suggestion.

Angie's Recipes 12/10/15 10:11

@Choclette Blogger There are so many different kinds of stevia out there, but NuNatural (which is about 10 times sweeter than the sugar) is my favourite. My husband said that he doesn't miss sugar at all and doesn't find stevia unpleasant. Besides that, I also use stevia concentrated powder which is 300 times sweeter.

Beth 12/10/15 11:40

Angie, that is breathtaking. It would be lovely with grapes, too, but the figs are a wonderful choice.

Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 12/10/15 12:05

I love figs. And this tart is beyond delicious. Love how healthy and delicious this is. It so much fun too, Angie!

jasna varcakovic 12/10/15 12:13

Absolutely adorable tart; yum!

Alida 12/10/15 13:19

You are a genious! This tart is so beautifully prepared and love your dark photos. This style appeals to me more and more. Brava!

Eva Taylor 12/10/15 14:35

Figs are so delicious and this tart looks like a beauty. Sadly they are far too expensive right now so it'll have to wait for the spring.

Barbara 12/10/15 16:59

What an amazing tart, Angie. Just beautiful and those figs look perfect! Love anything with coconut milk in it...I sub it for milk all the time in other recipes.
Speaking of grapes, have you tasted the cotton candy grapes? I had never heard of them, but saw them in a market last week and tasted one. really did taste like cotton candy!

Pam 12/10/15 17:31

Wow! It's beautiful and it looks absolutely delicious!

Shashi 12/10/15 19:21

Your photos are GORGEOUS Angie! What a lovely, flavorful tart this is - I wish I could grab a slice right now to go with my cup of coffee!

Unknown 12/10/15 20:15

What a gorgeous tart Angie, love the addition of pistachios!

Michelle (Confessed Travelholic) 12/10/15 21:25

That looks delicious! I can't wait to make it at home sometime!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 12/10/15 22:43

For real, this is the most gorgeous tart, ever! I have an obsession with figs and pistachios, so this tart has got my name written ALL over it!! YUMMMM! Cheers!

norma chang 13/10/15 00:53

Looks gorgeous, saving recipe for next year when my figs are ready for harvest..

Reeni 13/10/15 04:11

Absolutely stunning Angie! Fresh figs are one of the most delicious things - I LOVE this!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 13/10/15 04:12

This is gorgeous Angie. Figs are fairly new to my repertoire, and this looks great. I can't wait to try it! But I know mine won't be as pretty!

Sharon D. 13/10/15 07:30

Goodness gracious, Angie. This is stunning piece of tart! ;)

Sokehah cheah 13/10/15 08:26

This is simply awesome, Angie. Gosh, love those clicks!

Emma | Fork and Good 13/10/15 10:33

Such a beautiful tart! I just bought a big bag of really soft figs from the market on Sunday. I never thought to make a tart!

Regina 13/10/15 12:15

As a kid I used to be a fig hater. Now that I have tried some really delicious ones I cannot get enough of them! I love the crunch of the little seeds. I bet this tarts tastes absolutely amazing.

Marcela 13/10/15 13:50

Wow! Angie! These pictures are the greatest! I love the composition, love the colors! You're awesome! And.... fig tart sounds lovely!

Green Thumb 13/10/15 14:12

Looks yummy! though I've never tasted a fig in my life.

cristina 13/10/15 15:38

Really beautiful and delicious looking tart, Angie! Love all those lovely figs. ;)

Harriet Emily 13/10/15 16:49

This tart is stunning Angie, and such a great combination of flavours! I love all of the ingredients you used, especially the addition of mint. Delicious!

kankana 13/10/15 17:21

That sounds soo GOOD and the figs look stunning!

Adina 13/10/15 18:35

I love this, the ingredient list is so appealing I would just love to bake this immediatelly. Wonderful pictures as well. :)

Nippon Nin 13/10/15 21:22

Oh my words! This looks stunning! I just love your pictures.

fimere 13/10/15 22:44

très beau et ultra gourmand
bonne soirée

Gloria Baker 14/10/15 01:14

Beautiful Angie, really beautiful I love figs!! :)

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 14/10/15 01:19

Goodness what a pretty tart!! Fresh figs are really just the best!

Pame Recetas 14/10/15 01:21

I can't stop watching your gorgeous pictures, which are certainly as good as the tart. Big hugs

Mother Rimmy 14/10/15 04:16

What colorful photos! They totally showcase figs at their best. Love the pistachios too!

tigerfish 14/10/15 04:54

Gorgeous presentation of the tart with figs. I love figs very much - too bad the season has ended over here.

Unknown 14/10/15 15:25

Hey, it's so amazing. your recipes are top class
I have found this one also, which you should try once
Chicken pistachios

Hema 14/10/15 18:40

Angie, I am awestruck, the tarts look so beautiful dear, will try this out sometime..

Holy Food 14/10/15 19:42

Very creative, like it.
looks very much delicious to me.
Thanks for sharing.

Evelyne CulturEatz 14/10/15 21:39

Total double take on the pics, this tart looks so amazing and versatile...although though to beat a better combo with pistachio and figs!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 15/10/15 01:04

How beautiful, Angie! Your figs are so perfect and the tart sound delicious. I wasn't able to find any nice figs this year for some reason.

Unknown 15/10/15 02:35

Ok, this looks really, really good!!! My goodness - the colors and flavors!!



Unknown 15/10/15 02:39

Angie, this sis such a gorgeous tart, I can't sop starring at it, the colors are so beautiful and the flavor combo is amazing. i love figs, and I love that you used mint too, so perfect!

Juliana 15/10/15 20:38

Oh Angie, what a beautiful and elegant tart...the combination of flavors and colors is just lovely!
Hope you are having a great week :)

Cathleen 16/10/15 02:23

This looks so good!! I really need to try fresh figs

Jean | 16/10/15 05:38

So gorgeous, Angie! And I love figs. If I can get my hands on some more, I'll make one of these. Most people I serve a fig dish to tell me they've never tried figs and that they've always assumed they wouldn't like figs. Crazy, huh?

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 18/10/15 11:34

this has to be the prettiest photo I have ever saw for presentation wow! Super job!

jehanne 18/10/15 18:46

Such beautiful flavours, and a pretty looking creation!

Vicki Bensinger 19/10/15 00:05

Angie this tart is stunning! I'm definitely saving this to make.

[Reply] 19/10/15 15:52

I need to go to the store and get some figs. I have some frozen but I don't think those would be the same. Can't wait to try something like this. It looks fabulous!!

Unknown 21/10/15 02:52

Beautiful tart, Angie! Love the fresh figs!!

Karen (Back Road Journal) 21/10/15 15:25

What a beautiful tart, love the presentation.

Kiran @ 23/10/15 21:17

Mmm... looks so luscious!! Love the thick coconut custard :)

The Caked Crusader 9/11/15 19:14

Love how you've presented this - so pretty!

Rosita Vargas 13/11/15 14:51

Una realización perfecta mi querida Angie soy loca por los higos,abrazos

My Little Space 19/12/15 15:50

My goodness, this tart look amazing. Wish I can have some too ! Have yet tried the fresh figs. Hard to find them here.

Natalia 7/9/19 14:43

Those pics are amazing! I bet this tart is extremely delicious, I love any type of tart and with these figs it is so pretty☺

Evelyne CulturEatz 7/9/19 17:33

I thinnk I have just found my new favorite pie of all time!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 7/9/19 18:11

Such an amazing looking tart. I can just imagine how wonderful it would taste!

Valentina 7/9/19 22:36

What a beautiful tart! Seriously, it's gorgeous. My dad has a fig tree and I'm just waiting for the fruit to be ready. :-) ~Valentina

2pots2cook 8/9/19 14:22

Absolutely pinning and sharing this one with pleasure !!!

Monica Hein ~ Beauty Diary 8/9/19 16:59

What an amazing pictures! this looks so yummy!

Evi Erlinda 8/9/19 17:03

Gosh, that's incredible beautiful!!
I won't eat it! Too cute to eat :)

Kitchen Riffs 8/9/19 17:17

Love figs! This is really pretty -- thanks.

Easyfoodsmith 8/9/19 18:46

Wow! That looks gorgeous and so delicious!!

Nancy Chan 9/9/19 09:41

Wow! Beautiful figs. The fig and coconut tart looks so tempting!

judee 9/9/19 14:21

These are three of my favorites: pistachio, figs, and mint. What an incredible dessert!

judee 9/9/19 14:22

I forgot to say how exquisite your tart looks and what great photos !

Jointy&Croissanty 9/9/19 19:45

Wow! Amazing recipe, I adore figs and pistachios. Your tart looks extremely appetizing!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 10/9/19 00:48

Absolutely gorgeous! It's lovely to see this wonderful fig tart again!!

Koko 10/9/19 04:59

Incredible photos! This looks soooo delicious!

Jeff the Chef 10/9/19 06:26

You're filling ingredients sound like they'd go good with just about anything, but they also sound like they'd be great all by themselves with no fruit! Your figs by the way, are gorgeous.

Noob Cook 10/9/19 07:54

So beautiful to look at and sugar-less... what a great guilt-free indulgence :)

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tigerfish 10/9/19 15:40

So tempting to just use the figs on top of the tart, to scoop out the cheese-coconut cream filling with pistachios in it , and eat it :)

mary anderson 10/9/19 18:02

What a creative and interesting this is! It looks absolutely delicious, too!

Agnes Agnieszka 10/9/19 21:24

The beautiful dish looks very tasty

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 10/9/19 23:56

My goodness, that is a spectacular tart, Angie! I love how you've arranged the beautiful figs. I wish it were easier to find good figs here in the Midwest as I do love them and would love to make this recipe!

Kankana Saxena 11/9/19 01:45

What a gorgeous tart! I love love fresh figs and this tart has my name written all over it :)

mjskit 11/9/19 03:58

Can't wait for my SIL's figs to ripen. This tart is a winner. Thanks!

Balvinder 11/9/19 04:55

What an amazing tart with figs and pistachios!

Catherine 11/9/19 17:10

Dear Angie, This is an absolute delicious work of art. xoxo Catherine

Abbe@This is How I Cook 12/9/19 05:24

Manservant grew up with a fig tree in his backyard. He will love this Angie!

foodtravelandwine 13/9/19 22:25

If I found figs, then I will make it....I love this recipe and the pictures!!!.......Abrazotes, Marcela


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