Recipe for Individual Almond Fig Clafouti with caramelized almonds is one of the easiest desserts and is suitable for every day meal or something special.

I am thrilled to share my Individual Almond Fig Clafouti recipe with my friend Angie, Postcards from the Ridge, and the rest of the talented bloggers showcasing their ideas for the 2018 Fall Ideas Tour. Make sure you click through the links at the bottom of this post to get a bushel full of fall inspiration.


I have always considered figs a Fall fruit, but, fun fact time, Figs have 2 seasons! The early, breba, season happens in June and the longer, later new wood season runs from August to October. All that being said, Figs still say ‘fall’ to me.

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And if you are looking for an easy fall recipe, this Almond Fig Clafouti recipe is the way to go. I like to serve it in my wee little cast iron skillets, but it can also be made in a larger pan. And with a name like ‘clafouti’, the initial thought is that this is some complicated French recipe when in fact…it is truly one of the easiest dessert recipes around.almond fig clafoutii with caramelized almonds

At its core, it is basically a baked custard with fruit. You can eat it as is, serve it with a scoop of ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream or, as in these Almond Fig Clafoutis, with a sprinkling of caramelized almonds.

I have made this recipe with both Brown Mission and Black Turkey figs and they work equally wonderfully.

And in a world when sourcing ingredients lists is becoming a job in and of itself, you most likely have these ingredients on hand right now.ingredients for almond fig clafouti
Enough of my babbling, here’s the Almond Fig Clafouti  recipe:

Recipe for Individual Almond Fig Clafouti with caramelized almonds is one of the easiest desserts and is suitable for every day meal or something special.
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Individual Almond Fig Clafouti

Such a simple dessert, easy to put together at the last minute, and thoroughly lovely for every day or special occasions.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword fig, clafouti, clafoutis, dessert, recipe, almonds, amaretto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 328 kcal
Author lynn

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Amaretto
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 15 whole figs, cut in half
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • butter for greasing pans

Instructions

  1. Generously butter your ramekins or mini skillets. Can be made as 1 large dessert by buttering an 8-cup baking dish.

  2. Preheat oven to 350'

  3. In a blender, combine milk, sugar, eggs, Amaretto, flour, and salt and blend

  4. Pour 1/2 of the mixture into your prepared baking dish and set remaining mixture aside

  5. Bake for 8 minutes if using small dishes or 10 minutes if using the larger dish until just slightly set but not baked through.

  6. Leave oven on, but remove the clafoutis

  7. Place figs cut side down on top of the partially baked custard

  8. Pour remaining batter over the figs and return to oven.

  9. Bake for 25-30 additional minutes (30-40 if using larger baking dish) until the clafouti is puffed and golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

  10. Sprinkle with candied almonds and serve warm

For Candied Almonds

  1. Add almonds and sugar to a heavy pan (I use my cast iron skillet and it's perfect) and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar melts and caramelizes.

  2. Remove from skillet and place on parchment paper for at least one hour...separating large clumps.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Individual Almond Fig Clafouti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 102mg 4%
Potassium 235mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 33g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 11.7%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You could make these Almond Fig Clafouti in these small cast iron skillets, in individual baking dishes or in a larger baking or pie pan. If using the cast iron, make sure to put something under them before placing the skillets on your table or plates.  I love these mini cutting boards for such a purpose.Clafouti in cast iron on earlywood mini cutting board

Earlywood Mini Cutting Boards, Lodge Cast Iron 5″ Skillet

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Recipe for Individual Almond Fig Clafouti with caramelized almonds is one of the easiest desserts and is suitable for every day meal or something special.

And like I promised, there are so many great ideas to get you inspired for fall shared by some of my very talented blogger friends.  Do make sure to pop by to get your creative juices flowing.

At this writing, we are in a hotel as we evacuated our home located on the North Carolina coast ahead of Florence.  I am looking forward to spending a quiet afternoon visiting all these sites for some beautiful fall eye candy…wanna join me?

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Tuesday – Fall Tablescape Ideas

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30 Comments

  1. Randi

    September 13, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I love figs but rarely cook or bake with them. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 14, 2018 at 7:19 pm

      Oh Randi, you must give them a whirl in baked form! So….delicious. And these clafouti are embarrassingly easy to make.

      Have a great weekend my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  2. Patti

    September 13, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Lynn, this looks delicious. We are big fans of figs and I’m always looking for ways to cook with them when I see them in the market in the fall. I did not know that there are two seasons. I seem to only find them in the fall and they are a beautiful and sweet treat. Your individual cast iron pans are adorable too and now that our girls are mostly out of the house they would be perfect for us.

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 14, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      Hey Patti…you must whip up a few clafouti! Especially with figs…but can be made with most fruits. And those wee skillets are about my most favorite thing. So very handy.

      Thanks for swinging by and wishing you a lovely weekend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  3. Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod

    September 13, 2018 at 9:48 am

    As southern girls we treasure our heirloom cast iron skillets, so we always appreciate recipes that use them. Your almond fig clafouti recipe sounds delicious and we can’t wait to give it a try!

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 14, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      Hey gals, hope you do whip up a few clafouti in your cast iron skillets. I do love mine and have already passed that down to my kiddos.

      Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy a lovely weekend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  4. Paula

    September 13, 2018 at 10:08 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love figs but rarely think to bake with them. Making this in a cast iron skillet is a great idea. I love cooking with mine which are all inherited from my grandmother.

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 14, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Oh, how great that you have your Grandma’s skillets! You need to whip up some fig claufouti and do her cast iron proud.

      Thanks for swinging by.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  5. leen

    September 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I have never made anything with figs but these look great! Especially in those cute little skillets!

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 14, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Oh, you must give them a try…lovely fresh…or baked. And this dessert is so incredibly easy to make.

      Hope you are staying dry this weekend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  6. Maryann

    September 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    It sounds so fancy and looks delicious… glad to hear it’s easy to make. Looks perfect for fall.

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 14, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Sooooo easy to make…like REALLY easy. Hope you whip some up to enjoy soon.

      Thanks for stopping by my friend

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  7. Cindy

    September 13, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    These look so decadent! I’ve never had a fig dessert before, but now I want to try it!

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 14, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      Oh, I am so glad! I hope you do give it a try…we love them for dessert as well.

      Have a great weekend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  8. Kathy Owen

    September 13, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Yep, clafouti totally threw me off, lol. This looks yummy Lynn 🙂

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 14, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Hee Hee…and it’s a fun word to say too! ‘clafouti, clafouti, clafouti’…

      Thanks so much for swinging by.

      Have a great weekend,

      Lynn

      Reply
  9. Kristi Dominguez

    September 14, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Lynn, I absolutely LOVE that you have used fresh figs here. What a perfect combination of flavors and ingredients for a delicious fall recipe. I can’t wait to try this! xoxo

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 14, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      AW, thanks Kristi. We love fresh figs and I am always looking for ways to use this delightful fruit.

      Thanks so much for stopping by my friend.

      Have a great weekend.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  10. Susan

    September 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I love figs, and they are as beautiful as they are delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 14, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Susan! I love figs too…and think I like to photograph them as much as I like to eat them!

      Have a great weekend my friend

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  11. Mary Beth

    September 16, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I have never made (or tasted!) anything like this, Lynn. It looks so beautiful and delicious.

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      Hi Mary Beth, do give it a try. If you like custard and figs, you will surely love it.

      Thanks for taking a minute to drop your kind note.

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  12. Laurie @ Vinyet Etc

    September 17, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Not only does your recipe sound amazing your photography is beautiful, this looks like a recipe out of a cook book!

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 17, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      Aw, thanks Laurie. I am really enjoying working with my camera! One of my favorite aspects of this ‘job’.

      So glad to be on this tour with you! A true honor to join in with all the talent!

      Have a great day my friend.

      Hugs, LYnn

      Reply
  13. Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

    September 20, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Lynn,

    This looks and sounds so yummy. I haven’t had many dishes with figs but will have to try this one. I love your mini skillet and cutting board. Beautiful photography too. Thanks so much for joining us on the tour!

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 23, 2018 at 6:49 am

      Hey Angie…thanks so much for organizing us! Lots of talented women in that group and I was honored to be included.

      Happy day my friend.

      Reply
  14. Suzanne A.

    September 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Lynn, this looks scrumptious, and I love how clafoutis are easy and quick to prepare. Could you tell me if using 2% milk instead of whole milk would make a big difference?
    Thank you!

    Suzanne

    Reply
    • lynn

      September 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      Hey Suzanne, while I have not made it with skim milk I did a little research and was surprised to find out that there is very little difference between whole fat and skim milk.

      https://www.seriouseats.com/2017/01/is-it-okay-to-bake-with-skim-milk.html

      So…I guess I’d give it a try! The next time I am making a claufouti I think I will try skim milk.

      If you try it, please do let me know.

      Thanks for writing in my friend,

      Hugs, Lynn

      Reply
  15. Jean Gogolin

    September 29, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Oooh, this looks good. I’ll use any excuse to eat figs — ever try them baked surrounding a block of good feta with honey on top? — and I’ve been making clafoutis since I learned how from Julia 40 years ago. No reason I can’t make this as dinner, is there?

    Reply
    • lynn

      October 1, 2018 at 5:57 am

      Oh my heavens…that fig and feta and honey thing…sounds divine! Oh, maybe even with a few almonds scattered around? What a great appetizer…thanks for the suggestion my friend.

      And truly…the clafouti…it has eggs so it’s protein, so of course you can eat it for dinner!! 😂

      Reply

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