5 from 1 vote

Fig and walnut panforte

Course Dessert
Cuisine Tuscan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 18
Author Giulia


  • 800 g of walnuts
  • 250 g of unpeeled almond
  • 900 g of dried figs
  • 450 g of flour
  • 10 g of coriander powder
  • 10 g of macis powder
  • 3 g of cloves
  • 3 g of nutmeg powder
  • 450 g of honey
  • 450 g of sugar
  • A sheet of thin rice paper wafer
  • Icing sugar


  • Preheat oven to 180°C and toast the almonds in the oven for a few minutes.
  • In a large bowl add the toasted almonds, the walnuts, the flour, the finely chopped dried figs and the spices. Stir to mix.
  • Line with rice paper wafer a baking tray (mine was 37x27cm).
  • Melt in a small saucepan over low heat the honey and the sugar with 3 tablespoons of water. When they are completely melted and become a thick golden syrup, remove the pan from the heat.
  • Pour the syrup into the bowl with all the other ingredients and stir with a spoon to mix everything: it will be a very hard dough.
  • Scoop the dough into the baking tray lined with wafer and smooth the surface with a spoon.
  • Dust the surface with icing sugar and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, then remove the panforte from the oven, let cool slightly and then remove from the baking tin. If you wait until completely cold the caramelized sugar will stick to the tin and give you hard times - as it happened to me.
  • Once the panforte is cold, dust generously with icing sugar.
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