Fig Bars

recipe
For a nonalcoholic version, omit the port and increase the orange juice to one cup. Store leftover bars in an airtight container.

Yield:

25 servings

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 112
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 3.2 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 1.2 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 1.7 g
Carbohydrate 19.5 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 25 mg
Calcium 25 mg

Ingredients

1 (8-ounce) package dried figs or 1 3/4 cups chopped figs
1/2 cup port wine
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg white
Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Remove stems from figs; discard stems. Coarsely chop figs. 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 a bowl; cool completely.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour, oats, sugar, and cinnamon in a food processor; process until oats are finely ground. Add butter; process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add egg white; pulse to combine. Firmly press half of crumb mixture into an 8-inch square pan coated with cooking spray. Spread fig mixture over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture; press gently. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Note:

January 2005
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