Fresh Fig & Frangipane Tartlets with Pinot Noir Sorbet

Recipe Date: Feb 2, 2022
Serving Size: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Metric


  • 200g Flour
  • 100g Butter
  • 5ml Vanilla essence
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 125g castor sugar
  • 125g almond flour
  • 2 small whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 300ml Paul Cluver Pinot Noir
  • 100g castor sugar
  • 100g fresh/frozen raspberries
  • 250ml water
  • 1 lemon juiced


Pastry – in a bowl, bring together the softened butter, flour, and vanilla essence until it forms a dough. Allow to rest for 20 minutes in the fridge, then roll out and line 4 cupcake tins. Blind bake the pastry until lightly golden.

Frangipane filling – in a bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy, and then add the rest of the ingredients to form a paste. Fill the blind-baked pastry with frangipane until just over half full and bake off at 180’C for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.

Pinot noir sorbet – in a pot, allow the Paul Cluver Pinot Noir to reduce by more than half, then add the sugar, water, berries, and lemon juice and allow to simmer for another 10 min. Remove from heat and blend until smooth, pass the mixture through a sieve and allow to cool completely before putting in the sorbet machine.

Assembling tartlet – slice ripe figs and place on top of the tartlet. Ball the Paul Cluver Pinot Noir sorbet and place on top of the fresh figs, add some fresh raspberries and serve immediately.