Did you know that fresh figs contain the trace mineral manganese which is vital for the functioning of healthy bones? I did not take that into consideration when making my fig tart. But it does give me a great excuse to make this again.
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Just over 5 years ago I did an elimination diet. I had such severe eczema that my arms looked as if I had been burnt. Once I knew that my supplements were not causing the issue I started taking them again. And since then, the list has just grown. A month ago I decided to go on a tablet detox. Everything that I was taking was put on hold while my system cleared. The first thing I added back was the tissue salts. I know they do not work for everyone, but they certainly work for me. I take two different triple strength ones every morning. One is Arthro Synergy for joint mobility and endurance. It is a combination of Calcarea Fluorata, Ferrum Phosphoricum, Kalium Sulphuricum, Natrum Phosphoricum and Silicea. I started taking these two years ago when I was diagnosed with arthritis in my spine.
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At that stage I could barely sit for an hour without my lower back hurting. And knowing we were going to be flying overseas I needed to do something about it. A month after taking the tissue salts my lower back pain was completely gone. Last year I went for a bone density scan and learnt I was osteopenic. This is hereditary and due to my kidney stones I cannot take calcium supplements. I am taking Osteo Synergy for skeletonic resilience and growth. This combination contains Calcarea Fluorata, Calcarea Phosphoricum, Magnesia Phosphorica and Silicea. There is a little bit of an overlap but there is no such thing as too much. I add Kalium Sulphuricum to my list most evenings, and during summer when I suffer from cramps I take Magnesia Phosphorica. For winter I take extra Silicea if needed to prevent chilblains. Do you take tissue salts?
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For the pastry
- 150 g raw walnuts
- 150 g raw almonds
- 30 g fructose
- 25 g coconut flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
For the tart
- 500 g mascarpone cheese
- 120 g honey
- 300 g figs, cut in half
For the pastry
- Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
- Place the nuts and fructose into a blender and blitz until you have a fine flour like texture
- Tip into a mixing bowl and add the coconut flour and salt
- Mix and then add the egg
- Stir to combine and when the egg is fully incorporated tip into a greased pie tin
- Use the back of a spoon to press the pastry into the tin and up the sides
- Then use your fingers to get the pastry into the ridges of the pie tin
- Place a sheet of baking paper over the pastry and top up with baking beans
- Place into the oven and blind bake for 10 minutes
- Remove from the oven and reduce the temperature to 160° Celsius
- Remove the baking beans and baking paper and place back into the oven
- Bake for 5 minutes then remove from the oven
For the tart
- While the pastry is baking, place the mascarpone and honey into a saucepan
- Place onto the stove over a low temperature and leave to soften
- Once the pastry has finished baking, stir the mascarpone mix to combine
- Carefully pour into the pastry shell and place the figs into the mascarpone, cut side up
- Place back into the oven and bake for 50 minutes
- Remove and leave to cool before placing into the fridge to set
- Once set, remove from the tin and slice
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime March 27:
- 2019 – Casa Bella
- 2017 – Speculoos Spread
- 2015 – Fig Tarte Tatin
- 2014 – Sucrose Free Nougat
- 2013 – Dinner Divas
- 2012 – Tuna Green Curry
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12 thoughts on “Fig Tart”
I love fruit – but I especially love figs. How beautiful. I didn’t know of their health benefits either – an excuse to try this tart very soon, aside from how delicious it sounds 🙂
Hope you enjoy it!
I love figs and mascarpone.. looks delicious..
Thank you Lisa
Very good information. I had no idea, Tandy. Glad you are better. I have a love/hate relationship with figs. I like them fresh but can hardly get them. I used to have a fig tree, but killed it. 🙁 Your tart looks delicious!
I love fresh figs and buy them during season. We had trees growing up but I think the birds got more than us 🙂
I’ve never heard of tissue salts; I’m glad you found them so helpful.
They are amazing for so many things.
This tart looks divine! Just up my alley. I don’t take tissue salts but I am getting into supplements and they’ve really worked for me.
This tart made me think of you as I know you love figs xx
This is a lovely recipe, Tandy. I shall keep it for after lockdown when I can get more ingredients.
It will have to wait for fig season as I’m sure it will be over by the time we are out and about again.