Fig and Kalamata Goat Cheese Tart

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 25 min
Servings: 6 Skill Level: easy

This goat cheese tart is studded with kalamatas, dried figs, and caramelized onions, then topped with honey and fresh thyme. With a puff pastry crust, it’s super easy to make.


  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 10 oz puff pastry sheet, thawed
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup plump dried figs, stemmed and halved lengthwise
  • ½ cup Pearls Specialties Kalamata olives, halved lengthwise
  • 1 large egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Start by caramelizing the onions. Heat the olive oil over low heat in a large skillet. Add the onion, and cook, stirring gently, until the onions are golden and caramelized, but not burnt, about 20 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  1. Dust a work surface with flour. Place the unfolded or unrolled puff pastry on the floured surface, dust with more flour, and use a rolling pin to smooth it out. Trim into a large rectangle. Use a pairing knife to score along each edge, creating a 3/4-inch border for the crust (put a cut just in the top layer of the puff pastry, but not piercing all the way through). Use a fork to dock the puff pastry inside the border.
  2. Transfer to a large parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan and goat cheese, leaving the border empty. Top with caramelized onion, figs, and kalamata olives.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the exposed edge of the puff pastry with egg wash.
  1. Bake until the crust is flaky and golden, 20-25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then drizzle with honey and top with fresh thyme leaves and pepper, to taste. Slice into 6 squares and serve warm.

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