Filo Tart With Plum, Honey & Goat’s Cheese Recipe

By Angela Casley
This dessert shows off with impressive layers and rich honey sweetness. Photo / Babiche Martens

This simple plum tart can be either sweet or savoury. Take your pick.

Sweet or savoury? This simple-to-construct tart nails both. Though the plums are particularly delightful in summer, you could also swap them for seasonal fare later in the year. Try figs in autumn, then in winter try pears. The final drizzle of honey is a must, complementing the goat’s cheese and thyme.


Serves 4-6

4 plum, stones removed

7 sheets filo pastry

25g butter, melted

100g soft goat’s cheese

1 Tbsp fresh thyme

3 eggs, whisked

125ml cream

2 Tbsp runny honey, to drizzle
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Lightly butter the base of a 20 x 10cm tin.
  3. Lie a piece of filo on the clean bench. Brush with butter them fold like a fan in 2cm folds. Place it into the tin on one side with the folds sticking up. Repeat with the remaining pastry.
  4. Slice the plums and dot them into the folds of the pastry the skin up. Do the same with the goat’s cheese.
  5. Combine the eggs and cream. Pour gently over the pastry. Bake for 25 minutes until crispy and golden.
  6. Once removed from the oven, let it rest for a few minutes. Then slice and serve with a good drizzle of honey.

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