Jammy Fig and Yogurt Tart: A Decadent Dessert Delight

Jammy Fig and Yogurt Tart: A Decadent Dessert Delight


This Jammy Fig and Yogurt Tart is a deliciously unique dessert that marries the natural sweetness of figs with the creamy tanginess of yogurt. The crispy tart crust offers a perfect base for the luscious fig jam and yogurt filling, making it an elegant and enticing treat for any occasion. The combination of textures and flavors is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more.


  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons of cold water
  • 1 cup of fig jam
  • 1 1/2 cups of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Fresh figs, sliced (for garnish)
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional, for garnish)


  1. Start by making the tart crust. In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Pulse to mix.
  2. Add the cold, cubed butter to the food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and cold water. Add this to the food processor and pulse until the dough begins to come together.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and fit it into a 9-inch tart pan, trimming any excess dough. Prick the bottom with a fork and line with parchment paper. Fill with pie weights or dried beans.
  6. Bake the crust for 15 minutes, then remove the parchment paper and weights and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until golden. Let cool completely.
  7. Spread the fig jam evenly over the cooled tart crust.
  8. In a medium bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth. Spread this mixture over the fig jam layer.
  9. Arrange the fresh fig slices on top of the yogurt filling for a beautiful garnish. Add fresh mint leaves if desired.
  10. Refrigerate the tart for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld and the tart to set.

Serving Suggestion:

Serve the Jammy Fig and Yogurt Tart chilled. It pairs beautifully with a cup of herbal tea or a glass of dessert wine. This delectable tart is perfect for special dinners, brunches, or any time you want to impress with a show-stopping dessert.