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Fresh Fig Bars

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Category: Cookies, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 4 c Fresh figs, chopped
  • 1 c Water
  • 1 c Honey
  • Salt
  • 2 tb Grated lemon peel
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 2 tb Water
  • 2 tb Lemon juice
  • 1 c Shortening
  • 3/4 c Brown sugar; packed
  • 2 c Sifted flour
  • 3 c Quick-cooking oatmeal


Combine figs, water, honey, 1/4 teaspoon salt and lemon peel in saucepan
and simmer 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until dark and thickened, stirring
occasionally. Combine 2 tablespoons flour and water and stir into fig
mixture. Cook 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat
and stir in lemon juice and walnuts. Cream shortening with brown sugar
until light and fluffy. Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and oatmeal and
stir into creamed mixture. Pat half of oatmeal mixture into bottom of a
well-greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Spread fig filling evenly over oatmeal
mixture. Sprinkle remaining half of oatmeal mixture on top and press with

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned around
the edges. Cut into squares while still warm. Cool completely before
removing from pan.

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