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Fiona’s Vegan Satsuma and Black Fig Tart-Lumana Fundraiser Specialty

September 8, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ok. It’s been a long time since I published anything here, so why not start off with a recipe. I got all excited about making this tart today and then forgot to take a photo, so you have to leave it up to your imagination. Anyway, the purpose of making the tart was to feed our friends at the first fundraiser we’ve ever held at our house for an organization that we are very enthusiastic about called Lumana. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re a microfinance organization but they do more than microfinance. They actually look at the communities that they serve and are trying to find solutions for the communities, rather than just individuals. This includes taking businesses to the next level, by ensuring that owners have a market, and the ability to grow. It’s all very cool and I feel really lucky to know Cole and Sammie – the founders – and to watch the nonprofit grow.

So, to the tart – I bought a vegan pie crust, so no instructions here on making a pie crust. There are plenty on the internet so go to it, if you don’t want to buy the crust šŸ™‚


1 pie crust

9 satsuma plums

1 peach

10 black figs (quartered)

1/2 cup raw sugar

1 cup water

1/2 cup medjool dates (pitted)

2 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

1/4 tsp cardamom powder

Dash of white pepper

2 tsp cornstarch

4 tsp almond milk

Almond paste


1. In a saucepan, heat water and sugar with figs. Bring to boil and stir regularly. Let simmer for about 30-40 minutes (until figs have broken down).

2. In the meantime, in a blender or food processor, place dates, lemon juice, cinnamon and cardamom. Blend until completely smooth and add to saucepan while figs continue cooking.

3. When fig mixture has finished cooking, mix cornstarch with almond milk and stir into fig mixture. Continue to stir and cook until mixture is very thick. Stir in the pepper and remove form heat. Allow to cool.

4. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

5. Roll out the almond paste and place in pie shell. It should fit the whole base and come up the sides of the shell.

6. Slice the plums and peach and arrange in pie shell on top of the almond paste.

7. Spoon the fig mixture evenly over the plums.

8. Bake for 35 minutes or so. I cooked mine for 38 minutes and it was overdone.

Serves at least 8 people!

Categories: Cooking
  1. Jyoti
    September 10, 2012 at 06:32

    Can’t wait to try it! Just reading the ingreds. made my mother water like crazy!
    Good to hear from you again….I have missed Fiona’s world!

  2. Jyoti
    September 10, 2012 at 06:33

    Whoops….meant to say, made my mouth water like crazy! It’s early and my brain isn’t awake.

    • Fiona Cox
      September 12, 2012 at 10:40


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