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Fig, Almond & Verjuice Panforte

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Step 1: Heat the oven to 180C.

Step 2: Line a shallow 25 cm round cake tin, or a 20 cm square tin, with parchment paper.

Step 3: Place the almonds on an oven tray and bake for 8 minutes or until golden.

Step 4: Finely chop the figs and put them in a pan with enough Verjuice just to cover.

Step 5: Add the honey, brown sugar and all the spices. Cook gently for about 10 minutes, then tip into a bowl. The mixture should be soft and sticky, but not wet.

Step 6: Add the dried pears, zest and nuts and mix well.

Step 7: Add the flour, mix to a sticky mass.

Step 8: Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes.

Step 9: Take out of the oven and leave to cool in the tin. To serve cut into thin wedges or slices.


  1. 240g dried figs
  2. [unknown amount] 100mL Verjuice
  3. 50g honey
  4. 1/2 tspn ground cloves
  5. 1/2 tspn ground nutmeg
  6. 1 tspn orange zest
  7. 3 tbspn plain flour

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