Vanilla Pistachio Fig Tart


A lovely multi-season tart using fresh figs, pistachios, lemon zest, and a hint of vanilla.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 small tarts


  • 1 cup shelled pistachios

  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar, plus more for decorating

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 tablespoon brandy

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

  • 8 fresh figs

  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray four 3 3/4 inch (9.5 centimeter) tart pans with cooking spray.

  2. In food processor, process nuts and vanilla bean to a fine texture. Sift flour and confectioner's sugar together, and add to nuts; pulse to combine. Add egg, egg white, butter, brandy, and lemon zest. Pulse to combine. Slice 6 figs into 3/4 inch (2 centimeter) thick slices, and stir into batter. Divide batter into tart pans. Cut remaining figs into thin slices, and arrange over batter in each tart pan.

  3. Bake until tarts are set and golden brown, about 40 minutes. When cool, sprinkle with additional confectioner's sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

423 Calories
21g Fat
50g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 423
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 591mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.