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Fig Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Fig Bars recipe? Learn how to make Fig Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lkbooth

Makes 16 servings



http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2012/01/24/fig-bars-homemade-fig-newtons/

Recipe Ingredients for Fig Bars

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 ounces dried Calimyrna figs
2 cups apple juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Fig Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, allowing excess to hang over the pan edges. Grease the foil; set pan aside.

  2. Combine the flours, baking powder, and teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined. Stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Place all but cup dough into the prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake until just golden, about 20 minutes. After you put the bottom crust in the oven, roll the remaining dough into an 8-inch square between two sheets of greased parchment paper, then place in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the figs, apple juice, and the remaining pinch of salt in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until very soft and syrupy, 15 to 20 minutes; cool slightly. Process the mixture with the lemon juice in a food processor until jam-like.

  4. Spread the fig mixture evenly over the baked crust. Top with the frozen dough square and press lightly on the dough to adhere. Bake until the top is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack, about 2 hours. Using the foil overhang, lift bars from pan and cut into squares. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 69.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
148
Calories from Fat
42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.7g
7%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Sodium
72mg
3%
Potassium
156mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
24.4g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
14.6g
Protein
1.8g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 22%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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