FIG BARS

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30 min Prep
1 hr 50 min Total
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16 Servings

Looking for a delicious dessert? Enjoy these fig bars topped with nuts and oats.


Ingredient List
    Crust
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
    Filling
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup boiling water
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 bag (9 oz) dried Mission figs, chopped (1 cup)
    Topping
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 tablespoons cold butter (do not use margarine)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preparation
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. On low speed, beat in 1 cup flour until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until center is set.
  2. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, cook filling ingredients over medium-high heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until figs are tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Spread over crust.
  3. In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup flour, the brown sugar and 3 tablespoons butter, using pastry blender or fork, until crumbly. Stir in oats and walnuts. Sprinkle over filling.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until edges are bubbly and topping is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
Tips
  • Instead of walnuts, try roasted pecans.
  • Serve with cinnamon ice cream.