Fig and Honey Galette

Honey often appears at Rosh Hashanah celebrations as a way to express hope for sweetness in the year to come. In this dessert--a fitting end to any High Holiday celebration--honey-sweetened mascarpone cheese provides a creamy base for fresh figs.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
8 servings



  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed

  • ¼ cup ice water

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1 (8 ounce) container mascarpone cheese

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 pints fresh figs, halved

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar, or as needed


  1. Pulse together flours, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Add butter and process until mixture is crumbly with some pea-sized pieces. Drizzle with water and lemon juice; pulse a few more times. Transfer dough to a large bowl; gently knead until it comes together. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.

  2. Unwrap dough; let stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Place on a floured piece of parchment paper and roll out into a 13-inch circle about 1/4-inch thick. Slide parchment with dough onto a baking sheet.

  3. Stir mascarpone in a small bowl until softened. Stir in egg yolk, honey, and vanilla. Spread onto dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Arrange figs in concentric circles on top, alternating light and dark figs if using a mixture. Use parchment to help lift dough edges as you fold dough edges over fruit, pleating as necessary. Leave fruit exposed in the center. Chill, covered, for 1 hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Uncover and brush dough edges with milk. Sprinkle entire galette with turbinado sugar.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is golden and filling is bubbly, 40 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Dough can be chilled up to 3 days or frozen up to 1 month.

A mixture of dark figs, such as Black Mission, and light figs, such as Sierra is preferable. Halve or quarter them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

480 Calories
31g Fat
47g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 480
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 313mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 268mg 6%

* 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.