Fig Bars

I posted a recipe for jam bars a few weeks back.  This is a variation on that theme.  Instead of  using jams, though, I used dried fruit.  In this case, it was figs, but you could use dried apricots, plums, apples, pineapple, mango, mixed berries or anything you happen to have on hand.  The principal is the same.

Fig Bars
The bottom layer is a shortbread.  The top is more of a crumble.
Fig Bars

 Put it all together and you have an irresistible treat.  YUM!

Fig Bars
Fig Bars
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Ingredients
  • crust:
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • filling:
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped dried fruit
  • topping:
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cold butter
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9X9 square pan.
  2. For the crust: in a small bowl, beat the sugar and butter and vanilla.
  3. Add the flour and mix until a soft dough forms.
  4. Press dough into the bottom of a the prepared pan.
  5. Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until center is set.
  6. For the filling: In a sauce pan, combine the sugar, water and chopped dried fruit.
  7. Cook/boil for 5-10 minutes or until fruit is soft, liquid is mostly absorbed and the consistency is fairly spreadable.
  8. Stir often.
  9. Spread over the cooked crust….carefully!
  10. For the topping: Using a pastry blended or fork, combine the flour, sugar and butter until crumbly.
  11. Stir in the oatmeal and nuts.
  12. Sprinkle over the filling.
  13. Bake another 15-20 minutes until the topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly around the edges.
  14. Cool completely before cutting.

 

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