Tuscan Frangipane with Figs

By Chef:  Carla Aguas
Posted: October 20, 2011


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The frangipane hits your mouth with several flavors with the sweet almonds, lemon zest and vanilla bean. Topped with figs, thyme, and orange zest, this lovely dessert will impress all guests with the diverse flavors of all things that are Tuscan!


Tuscan Frangipane:

  • 2 c Almond Meal
  • 1 ¾ c Filtered Water
  • 6 tbls Honey or Agave Nectar
  • 4 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • Seeds from a 2 Vanilla Beans

Fig topping:

  • 2 Figs
  • Orange Zest
  • 2 sprigs of Fresh Thyme


Tuscan Frangipane

Blend all the ingredients for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a container and let set in the fridge for a few hours or overnight to allow the flavors to open up. Once ready to serve, equally pour into 2 wine glasses.

Fig topping

Cut each fig into 4 segments. Top each wine glass with the 4 fig segments and sprinkle the orange zest and thyme over the top. Serve immediately.