Indulgent Tomato and Fig Tarts

Indulgent Tomato and Fig Tarts



Makes 12

250g Ready made puff pastry

15mlsp (1tbsp) Dried mixed herbs

225g (8oz) British vine-ripened cocktail tomatoes

12 British cherry tomatoes

5 Fresh figs

140g (5oz) Goat's cheese, crumbled

3 x 15mlsp (3tbsp) Red pesto sauce

2 x 15mlsp (2tbsp) Runny honey


Sprinkle the herbs over the pastry and then roll out thinly to a thickness of ½cm (¼").

Cut the pastry into 9cm (3½") rounds. Arrange the pastry circles on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and prick each circle at regular intervals with a fork.

Chill the pastry for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 220°C, 425°F, Gas Mark 8.

Slice the cocktail tomatoes and figs and halve the cherry tomatoes. Spread a little pesto over each pastry circle. Arrange the sliced tomatoes and figs on top. Top each tart with two cherry tomato halves and crumbled goat's cheese. Drizzle each tart with a little honey.

Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.

Tip This is an ideal recipe to serve for lunch with a crisp salad or as a starter to a meal.

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In the UK, we eat 6oz (160g) of fresh tomatoes per person per week. This is the equivalent of two classic British tomatoes per week, or more than 100 per year - very low compared with other European countries, especially those in the Mediterranean region.

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