Gluten-Free Mini Fig Pies (Paleo)


mini fig pies

Look at that gorgeous ruby red color! When I bought these fresh figs at the farmer’s market, I thought of about a dozen different things that I could make with them. I wanted to highlight the figs and so I kept things simple but putting them into tiny little almond flour pie crusts.

It’s relatively easy to find dried figs in grocery stores, but fresh figs are such a treat! They’re soft and smooth, slightly chewy and even a bit crunchy due to their seeds. I prefer fresh figs to dried figs any day. Fresh figs have a floral, honey-like flavor which is very different from the concentrated sweetness you get from a dried fig.

Did you know that a fig is actually a cluster of inverted tiny little flowers? Yup! I was lucky to find sweet figs here in Morgantown, WV. Figs usually grow in warmer climates and so transporting them can be tricky because they’re so delicate. Apparently there’s a variety that grows here in town but unfortunately, the farmer selling the figs couldn’t tell me what that variety was.

Anyway, as I mentioned, I kept this dish very simple. For the crust, I used almond flour because I love its sweet nutty taste. I added a pinch of salt to balance some of the sweetness and make it taste more crust-like. You can use this golden, buttery crust with any fruit or with any filling. It’s awesome and complements whatever is inside. I was able to make six mini pies with this amount of dough but I probably could have squeezed out a seventh. Instead, I made one pie a little fatter than the rest.

golden crust

As for the figs, I simply drizzled honey on them and put them in the oven on broil for about five or so minutes. You can skip the honey if you want – roasting the figs will help bring out some of their natural sweetness.

Fresh figs are pretty juicy, so when you put them in the almond cups, be sure to add any juice leftover in the pan. The almond crust will soak it right up!

Gluten-Free Mini Fig Pies (Paleo)

Gluten-Free Mini Fig Pies (Paleo)

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Servings 6 -7 mini pies



  • 1 ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt


  • 10-12 figs cut however you want
  • 1 teaspoon honey adjust to taste


  • Mix together all of the crust ingredients and put in a greased muffin pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden.
  • To prepare figs, drizzle honey on figs and broil for about five minutes.
  • Add figs to crust and enjoy!


If your figs are not very ripe or sweet then you'll want to add more honey.
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