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  • Serves: 25 servings

Old-Fashioned Fig Bars

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • ------------------------------FOR FIG FILLING------------------------------
  • 8 oz California figs (Calimyrna
  • -or Mission); stems removed
  • 1/3 c Fruit juice or water
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 1/2 ts Ground cinnamon; (1/2 to 1)
  • 1/2 ts Ground nutmeg


1 c All-purpose flour
1 c Rolled oats; (not instant)
1/2 c Packed light brown sugar
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Salt
1/3 c Butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To prepare filling: Combine figs, juice, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a
blender or food processor; process until pureed. Set aside.

To prepare crust: Combine flour, oats, sugar, vanilla, salt and butter in
food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Process until blended, about
30 to 60 seconds. (To mix by hand: In large mixing bowl, combine flour,
oats, sugar, vanilla and salt. Cut butter into small chunks, then cut into
flour mixture with pastry blender or two knives until mixture is
blended.)Reserve 1/2 cup mixture for topping. Pat remaining mixture evenly
over bottom of 9-by-9-by-2-inch pan.

Spread fig filling evenly over crust. Sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup

Bake until lightly browned, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in pan.

Yield: 25 bars.

From The California Fig Advisory Board.

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