Pomegranate Glazed Fig Tart

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

Pomegranate Glazed Fig Tart

(Candied pistachios adapted from a Melissa Clark recipe.)

1 nine inch tart crust, baked

1.5 cup pastry cream (your favorite recipe)

15 mission figs, halved

1/3 cup pomegranate juice

1 T. sugar

candied pistachios (see recipe below)

For candied pistachios:  

1.5 tsp. granulated sugar

1.5 tsp. hot water

1/4 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped

½ tsp. orange zest

sea salt

Line a cookie sheet with parchment.  Combine granulated sugar with water in a bowl.  Add pistachios, orange zest and turbinado sugar.  Spread pistachio mixture on prepared cookie sheet.  Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Bake in 350 degree oven until crisp, 8-10 minutes.

To assemble tart:

Combine sugar and pomegranate juice in a saucepan, reduce over medium heat until a syrup forms.

Arrange fig halves face up on a foil-lined cookie sheet.  Brush figs with pomegranate syrup and bake on broil until the tops of the figs just begin to carmelize.  Set aside.

Fill tart crust with ½ inch pastry cream.  Arrange figs on top in concentric circles. Brush with any extra pomegranate syrup and sprinkle candied almonds.


Food Styling and Recipe by Patty Wittmann.


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy


  1. Angie! Please….how’s a guy supposed to get any work done if I’m drooling on my desk? This looks lovely!
    Thanks again for sharing. Your fan.

  2. Pomegranate and fig are two of my favourite things! Tart looks great :)

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