Fig and Maple Frangipane Tart


Desserts / Puddings

Fig and maple frangipane tart
12 portions

Ingredients

  • 130g unsalted butter, softened
  • 160g maple sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp finely grated orange zest
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 180g ground almonds
  • 80g flaked almonds
  • 75g plain flour, sieved
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup, plus an extra 2 tbsp for glazing (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 figs, quartered

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a round 28cm, fluted loose-bottomed tart tin
  2. Beat the butter, maple sugar, lemon zest and orange zest in a bowl until smooth and light
  3. Gradually whisk in the eggs and vanilla essence followed by ground and flaked almonds, sieved flour, maple syrup and baking powder. Pour into the tart tin and smooth over
  4. Arrange figs and press down into place onto the almond filling. Place tart tin onto a baking tray and transfer to oven
  5. Bake for 45 minutes until slightly risen and golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush figs with extra maple syrup whilst still hot

Impress your family and friends with this figgy maple tart. Naturally sweet maple pairs perfectly with this luscious fruit.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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