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Fig Bars from Cooking Light

An easy recipe for oatmeal fig bars originally from Cooking Light.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Fig Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Servings 12
Cost 5

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound dried figs, stemmed removed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup port wine or fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (127 grams)
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar (130 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons chilled butter -- cut into pieces (84 grams)
  • 1 large egg white
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine figs, wine, and juice in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until figs are tender and most of liquid is absorbed (about 20 minutes). Remove from heat. Cool slightly.
  • Place fig mixture in a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon into abowl; cool completely.Plac
  • Place flour, oats, sugar, and cinnamon in a food processor; process until oats are finely ground. Add butter; process until mixture resembles coarsemeal. Add egg white; pulse to combine.
  • Firmly press half of crumb mixtureinto an 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray. Spread fig mixtureover crumb mixture. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture; press gently.
  • Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.