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Caramel Fig Tartlets

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Quick Facts

Servings: 16
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 22 min.
Total: 52 min.
Mini tartlets are the perfect dessert finger food. Homemade walnut crusts encase a luscious caramel-fig sauce.


  • Walnut Crust2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 3 Tbs cold butter
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp ice water
  • Caramel Fig Sauce2 Tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 8 dried California figs, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • Honey Cream1 8 oz package low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 dried California figs, sliced and quartered


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix flour, walnuts, butter, and sugar together with pastry blender or fork until coarse crumbs form.
  • Beat egg yolk and water together; stir into flour mixture and knead for about 15 seconds on lightly floured board.
  • Roll out and with a 2-inch, round cookie cutter, cut into sixteen discs. Run finger around edge of each disk to make raised edge.
  • Transfer to lightly greased baking sheet and chill for 1 hour. Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes; allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, for Caramel Fig Sauce, melt butter with sugar and cook for 2 minutes in small saucepan.
  • Stir in wine and figs; cook 2 minutes more. Add cream and cinnamon; stir well and remove from heat. Cool slightly, then purée until smooth. Set aside.
  • For Honey Cream, stir cream cheese, honey, and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  • Divide and spread evenly onto baked crusts. Divide and spread a thin layer of Caramel Fig Sauce evenly on top. Divide and arrange sliced figs over all and serve with additional sauce to spoon on.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 189
  Calories from Fat 91 (48%)
(16%)Total Fat 10g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(11%)Cholesterol 33mg
(2%)Sodium 48mg
(4%)Potassium 140mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 15g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(7%)Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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