Dark chocolate orange tart with sweet figs

  • Preparation time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking time: 0 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

Serves: 8


2 x 100g bars Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa
Dark Chocolate, broken into squares
250g tub essential Waitrose Italian Mascarpone
3 tbsp caster sugar
Finely grated zest 1 orange
1 x Waitrose Sweet
Pastry Case
4 figs
1–2 tbsp clear honey  


1. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of barely simmering water, stirring until melted. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the mascarpone with the caster sugar then add the chocolate, stirring all the time until smooth and completely combined. Lastly, stir through the orange zest. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and smooth the top. Chill for 15 minutes or until ready to serve.

3. Just before serving, cut the figs into quarters and arrange on top, finishing with a drizzle of honey.