Figs Stuffed with Almonds

Fichi con le Mandorle

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 10

    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

I have tasted versions of this all over the Carso and in Trieste. It is a little labor-intensive, and you need to work delicately, but the results are gratifying.


  • pounds/1 kg firm green or black figs
  • 1 unsalted blanched almond


Wash and carefully peel each fig and place standing up in a large, broad pot. Insert 1 almond into each fig by pushing it through the top. Then pinch the top shut. Top with the sugar, making sure that most of it falls in the crevices between the figs. Cook over the lowest possible heat, moving the figs with great delicacy to prevent them from sticking to the pan. Partially cover the pan and let