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Honey Cardamom Fig Tart

Honey Cardamom Fig Tart

Welcome early fall flavors with this Honey Cardamom Fig Tart, made with a gluten free pecan-oat crust, creamy cardamom cashew filling, fresh figs and honey.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Keyword easy fig tart, fig tart recipe, vegan cashew cream tart
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 400 kcal
Author Denisse



  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked and drained
  • 1/4 cup dates pitted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Approximately 1 dozen fresh figs halved, quartered and sliced
  • Honey for drizzling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, pulse the pecans, oats, oat flour and salt until finely ground. Transfer to a bowl and mix in lemon zest, lemon juice, coconut oil and maple syrup with a fork or by hand. Dough should stick together when pressed between fingers (if too dry mix in 1 teaspoon of water at a time until dough sticks together.

  2. Press the tart into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch rectangular tart pan. Prick the bottom of the tart several times with the tines of a fork and bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden. Remove from oven and cool completely. 

  3. In a high speed blender, combine cashews, dates, vanilla extract, cardamom and salt with 1/2 cup cold water and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Spread the cardamom cashew cream over the cooled crust. Top evenly with figs. Chill for at least one hour before serving for best results. Just before serving, drizzle liberally with honey.

Recipe Notes

  • The cashews are usually soaked in cold water for a couple of hours. If you are in a hurry you can reduce the soaking time by using hot water. Place your cashew nuts in a bowl, pour boiling water over them and let them sit for at least 15 minutes.
  • If the mix for the crust comes out too dry, mix in 1 tsp of water at a time and continue mixing until the crust comes together.
  • Toasting your pecans in a pan before making the crust makes for a more intense flavor.