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Fig and Date Honey Clafoutis

"Fresh figs are in this recipe, but dried figs soaked and softened in brandy would work well too.  Silan, a date syrup has a texture like honey and Sesame Kingdom’s ‘date honey’ is made from 100% selected Medjoul Dates. A delicious Yom Tov treat that also happens to be vegan too!"

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Serves 8 people

credit: Chef Denise Phillips


200g non-dairy margarine
200g brown sugar
30g Sesame Kingdom Silan (date honey)
Zest of 2 lemons
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
150g almond milk
220g ground almonds
120g plain flour -sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
80g flaked almonds
6 fresh figs – quartered
20g Sesame Kingdom Silan, date honey – to drizzle on the plate
Icing sugar – to dust the top


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.

  2. Lightly grease a 28cm fluted loose-bottomed tart tin. Place the margarine, sugar, silan, lemon zest and vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk for 6–8 minutes, or until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the almond milk, ground almonds, flour and baking powder and mix to combine.

  4. Fold in the flaked almonds.

  5. Spoon into the tart tin and spread until smooth.

  6. Place the figs into the almond filling, pressing down slightly.

  7. Put the tart tin on a baking tray and cook for 45 minutes, or until golden.


To serve: Drizzle some Silan date honey on the plate and sit a wedge of clafoutis on top. Dust with icing sugar.


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