Summer Fig & Mascarpone tartlets


This fig tartlets are a light and fresh dessert recipe for your summer gatherings with friends and family.


Those who know me well, know that apart from being a destination wedding photographer, I have a passion for food. Both cooking AND eating! :)

So sharing with your today this as a celebration for the last days of summer and welcoming fall with this new recipe. Here's a super easy recipe (yes I love easy and yummy recipes, remember THIS) for fig tartlets. The great thing about this recipe is that you can actually keep the base and switch with any fruits you'd like (berries, apricot, apple, pear etc), fits any seasonal fruits !

Shot on Mamiya645, Dev & Scans by Carmencita Film Lab


Recipe for awesome summer fig & mascarpone tartlets:


  • 250g flour
  • 125g butter
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 30g cold water
  • 1 pinch of salt

Cut the butter in small dices and mix it with the flour [use your hands! :) ] until the butter is 'absorbed' by the flour. Add the icing sugar and mix again. Then add the cold water and the egg yolk, finish with the salt. Once everything is well mixed together, keep in the fridge for 30min.

After 30min, roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut out the size of the tartlets you'd want, I personally use an ordinary water glass to cut them out (about 6cm diameter, note: they will shrink in baking) and put them in muffin tins. You can also use a normal 20-25cm flan tin if you want to make a normal size tart. Bake for 15 mins at 180°c. Let it cool down before filling in.

Mascarpone filling:

  • 125g mascarpone
  • 1 egg
  • 35g honey + tbsp vanilla essence (optional)

eparate the egg white and yolk. Mix the yolk and honey (+vanilla) together and whisk until you see some foam. Add the mascarpone and blend together. Beat the egg white until stiff and incorporate slowly to the mix. Keep in the fridge for 45min-1hr

The figs :

  • 6 to 8 figs - depending on the size of your tin. Cut into 4.

Roast the figs in the oven for 7min at 180°c or even better if you have a blowtorch, sprinkle a little bit of sugar and caramelized them using the blowtorch.


Fill your tartlets crust with a tablespoon of mascarpone. Top it up with a 1/4 roasted fig.

Tadaaaa you're done ! Enjoy !

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I consider myself lucky to be a wedding photographer in France because this country has so much to offer for the eyes, every countryside is a feast for my heart and eyes. I must say that I have a soft spot for weddings in Provence. Provence always amazes me with its gorgeous light and pretty pastel color palette.

This styled wedding for Light workshop was no exception. When you add an incredible team of creatives to this gorgeous background, it can only be amazing.

The bride is wearing a bespoke dress created by the ever-so talented Rime Arodaky. And the set up was created by the magic wedding planner duo Jennifer and Kerry at Lavender and Rose. They really did magic on that day as it was so so windy, eveything was blown away by the wind, but they still managed to create this gorgeous outdoor ceremony setting with the help of Laëtitia, florist (one of the best I know) who created an amazing cascading bouquet with Eucalyptus and Lunaria and the decoration of the stairs.

As for the location, I completely fell head over heels for this place: 

Domaines de Patras. A little paradise nestled between olive trees and lavender fields, surrounded with horses and donkeys; it's a place where you feel at peace. Kéty and Eric, husband and wife and owners of this gorgeous Domaines will make you feel at home and believe me, you'd never want to leave! If you're planning on getting married in Provence and looking for the perfect place, look no further, this is the place where you want to be. 

Shot on film | Mamiya 645 | Developped and Scanned by Richard Photo Lab

Overall design and execution: Lavender and Rose Weddings |  Fashion styling and bespoke dress : Rime Arodaky | Groom’s suit : Faubourg Saint Sulpice | Floral design : Laetitia C | Hair styling : Ciara Coiffure |  Makeup : Charles Cosmetics Paris | Stationery : Ever After Press |  Jewelry : Cecile Pic |Calligraphy: Hello Suzylee | Bride’s shoes: Artefacts | Videography: Pascal Dele Filmaker | Venue: Les Domaines De Patras