Vegetarian

Goat Cheese Tart with Fig & Blackberry Compote

If you’re a cheesecake fan, this goat cheese tart will make you fall in love all over again. The tangy filling is topped with a simple but elegant compote featuring fresh blackberries and figs.

Servings
8 to 10
Prep Time
20 min
Duration
60 min

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1¾ cups almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp organic unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg

Filling

Compote

  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds scraped out and pod reserved
  • 3/4 cup blackberries, divided
  • 4 fresh figs, stemmed and quartered

Preparation

1. Make crust: Preheat oven to 350ºF. In medium bowl, stir together all crust ingredients. Using moist fingers, press evenly into a 4 x 14-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake until firm but not golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool.

2. Meanwhile, prepare filling: Reduce oven heat to 325ºF. In a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat together goat cheese, honey, arrowroot and lemon juice until smooth, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, on medium-low speed. (Do not overmix.) Pour into cooled crust. Place tart pan on a baking sheet; bake until filling is set and center is no longer jiggly, about 15 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, prepare compote: In a small saucepan, whisk together pomegranate juice, honey, arrowroot and vanilla pod and seeds. Bring to a gentle simmer on medium, whisking. Stir in two-thirds of blackberries and all the figs. Cook for 30 seconds, gently stirring to coat. Remove from heat and let cool.

4. Remove vanilla pod and spoon compote over tart. Garnish with remaining one- third of blackberries.

Make Ahead: Tart can be made up to 2 days ahead. Store tart and compote separately in the refrigerator; top with compote and garnish before serving.

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Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/10 of recipe
  • Calories 330
  • Carbohydrate Content 26 g
  • Cholesterol Content 78 mg
  • Fat Content 21 g
  • Fiber Content 3 g
  • Protein Content 13 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 8 g
  • Sodium Content 184 mg
  • Sugar Content 20 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 9 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g