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A tender almond filling and a buttery crust, both quickly blended in the food processor, complement delectable figs. The crostata is especially good warm.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2008
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Cook's Notes

The prettiest fresh figs aren't always the tastiest. Perfectly ripe figs, which are plump and tender (but never mushy), are often slightly cracked, with a bit of "honey" forming at the stem. They're highly perishable, so use them right away, or refrigerate for up to 2 days.

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  • maryamorse1
    2 SEP, 2018
    The first time I made this it was wonderful. Everyone loved it including me and I am not fond of figs. I have made it 3 times since then and every time I had the same results as Serenity 4. The crust cracked and the filling ran out and burned. I would really welcome any suggestions on how I can remedy this issue. If I cannot find an answer, I will probably not make it again.
  • MS11809764
    27 AUG, 2018
    Crust was flaky and stayed that way. The almond frangipane was better with ground almonds than almond paste and the sliced figs on top were excellent. I am making it again today with Farmer’s Market Pluots.
  • CKL20320811
    8 JUL, 2018
    Easy and delicious.
  • sunriseseaport
    16 SEP, 2017
    Very simple and turned out great. No special bakeware needed. We had it for dessert and again this morning for breakfast.
  • MS12186721
    5 AUG, 2017
    Lovely recipe! I have over 100 Raspberry bushes in my back yard so I swap the Figs for Raspberries.
  • davidnolancook
    14 SEP, 2015
    This is so great! We have 2 fig trees here in SoCal that are exploding with figs - this is such a great way to use them up. Pile them up on top all you want. Thanks from Oxnard, CA
  • serenity4
    22 JUN, 2015
    very festive and delicious. The only disappointment is the crust that cracks and filling oozes out and make it messy. I have made it 3 times and each time the crust cracked.
  • corydon31
    12 OCT, 2013
    This was very good. I added raspberries as well. Only used about 8 large figs quartered and it was chock full. Definitely something to make again. Thanks!
  • BlueStateOfMind
    21 AUG, 2013
    It was a great hit with my gourmet friends.
  • Ruffian4
    25 AUG, 2012
    Great recipe! We had a figs daily for two weeks and made one of these every other day,and fig jam. My son-in-law is a chef and especially loved the pastry. My husband couldn't get enough of them. I think we have one more harvest left. Can't wait!

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