Quick fig, ham and cheese pie

Quick fig, ham and cheese pie

By 10/09/2015

Craving for something tasty? Let's use figs, they are is season now and this year they are super delicious.

After almost dismantelling my dad's fig tree, now back to England and still craving for those irresistible sweet little things, I had to buy some from the supermarket. I saw them and fell into temptation.

You will love this pie, it is easy, moreish and you will make it in no time.

All you need is a sheet of puff pastry, figs, ham and cheese. Use any cheese you like. I favoured Parmesan but soft cheese, like goats or gorgonzola would also go very well.

A drizzle of honey will finish off your creation making it more shiny, beautiful and extra moreish too!


  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes


Prepare your ingredients: slice the figs and if using hard cheese like Parmesan cut it into small pieces. I took this photo in the dark to make the figs shine and show off their beautiful colour.

Figs, Parma ham and Parmesan cheese

Lay the puff pastry on a round baking tray measuring approx 24 cm - 9 inch diameter. Pinch the base with a fork and cook for 10 minutes at 200C or 390F.

pinching tart with a fork - making cheese fig ham pie

Remove from the oven, put the cheese on the tart, the Parma ham slices and the sliced figs. Look at the colour of those figs, I find them simply irresistible.

Fresh figs

Brush the figs slices with honey and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.

Drizzling honey on figs

Sprinkle a few salad leaves on top. Enjoy warm.

Figs, parma ham and cheese pie

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13 Responses to Quick fig, ham and cheese pie

  1. gloria

    Beautiful tart Alida !
    Figs are one of my favorites 🙂
    These look amazing !!

  2. Julie is Hostess At Heart

    We fell in love with figs when we were in Italy a couple ears ago, and love them combined with ham and cheese. I will be giving your version with the pastry a try!

    • Alida

      Figs are so good with so many combinations. Let me know how it goes if you make it. x

  3. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Ciao Alida,
    Love figs..my whole family does. It is really hard to find figs here on Long Island, but when you do they are so expensive and very small in size. It is a shame, I would buy them. Hope I can find some on sale and if they look good I buy them once in a while and share with my parents. Your fig, ham and cheese pie is simple and so delightful. What a lovely light dessert. It looks so pretty too on a table. Love the photos with the black background, it really does bring the colors to life…excellent choice! Thanks for sharing this yummy treat..have a wonderful day/night…
    Hugs x Dottie 🙂

    • Alida

      It is the same in the UK. Figs are quite expensive and are considered a delicacy. The problem is that they go off quickly and they are difficult to transport. I am pleased you like the photos x

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Absolutely beautiful! I like the dark setting too, Alida. The pie looks right up my alley.

  5. Michael D. Baggetta

    Hi Alida, wow quick fig, ham and cheese pie, who would have thought! I have always loved figs so I will give this recipe a try. I truly love the beautiful photos and easy instructions you provide with your recipes you share on this blog.
    Grazie mille!

    • Alida

      Thanks so much Michael, I am pleased you like the recipes!

  6. Elisabetta

    Alida you’ve done it again! Another simple but scrumptious recipe beautifully presented. Your photographs are excellent too! 🙂

    • Alida

      Many thanks Elisabetta x

  7. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Figs are so beautiful aren’t they and they work so amazingly well with parma ham. We planted a fig plant in our garden a couple of years ago which we manage to get a handful of figs from each year. Love this recipe!

    • Alida

      Thank you Kate.

  8. speedy70

    Adoro i fichi, una ghiottissima torta salata!!!!

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