Use one batch of dough for both the crust and streusel topping in this energizing, fruit-packed favorite that'll satisfy a sweet tooth.

Everyday Food, May 2008

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Yield:
Makes 20
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan; line bottom and two sides with a strip of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang. Butter paper; set pan aside.

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  • In a food processor, pulse together 2 cups flour and 1 cup sugar. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer half of mixture to prepared pan; with lightly floured fingers, press firmly into bottom. Set aside. Shape remaining mixture into large, moist clumps; transfer topping to a bowl, and set aside. Wipe food processor bowl clean.

  • Make filling: In food processor, blend figs, apple juice, lemon zest, and remaining 2 tablespoons each flour and sugar until a thick paste forms.

  • Using a small offset spatula or table knife, spread filling over crust. Sprinkle with topping. Bake until topping is golden brown, 60 to 65 minutes.

  • Transfer pan to a wire rack; let cool completely. Using paper overhang, lift crumble from pan, and transfer to a cutting board; cut into 20 bars.

Cook's Notes

Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 5 days.

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Reviews (11)

156 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 69
  • 2 star values: 40
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 1 stars
08/18/2018
I would never make these bars again. They were dry and too much crumble for an 8 inch pan. My husband eats everything and he told me that he would not eat these again, so I threw them out and wasted all those ingredients. I never change a recipe until I first make it as written. There should have been some salt in the dough/crumble mixture. Very disappointed.
Rating: Unrated
03/12/2010
these taste just like fig newtons, but easier to make. very sweet. i thought it would be bland but I was wrong
Rating: Unrated
07/25/2009
Hi, can I also use fresh figs? Thanks from Annemarie in Egypt
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Rating: Unrated
07/25/2009
I did not have figs so I used prunes instead-just as good. Next time I will try a dried berry mixture- lots of variations for this cookie.
Rating: Unrated
01/01/2009
Calimyrna figs are gold in color. These were amazing, easy, and I had all the ingredients on hand.
Rating: Unrated
06/10/2008
My Mom grew up on a fruit ranch in California and these were a staple of hers. The recipe was lost in an old beaten up cookbook. So thanks for the new recipe, I absolutely love them, they take me back to childhood.
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Rating: Unrated
05/18/2008
Are golden figs the same as Calimyrma figs? Having a hard time finding Calimyrma figs what other kind do you suggest?
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05/18/2008
Are golden figs the same as Calimyrma figs? Having a hard time finding Calimyrma figs what other kind do you suggest?
Rating: Unrated
05/01/2008
If you subscribe to Everyday Food Magazine, the nutritional info....calories, fiber, fat, etc. is in the back of each issue for all recipes! These fig bars are very good and easy to make....more of a gourmet fig bar than a store package fig bar.
Rating: Unrated
04/30/2008
I cut into 24 bars... Amount Per bar Calories 157.8 Fat 6.1 g Cholesterol 15.5 mg Sodium 2.8 mg Potassium 138.9 mg Carbohydrate 25.9 g Dietary Fiber 2.5 g Sugars 15.4 g Protein 1.9 g
Rating: Unrated
04/30/2008
I agree. Especially now that my husband has had a heart attack and really has to monitor his intake.
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