Rating: 4 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

With the honeyed flavor of dried figs, a sweet cream cheese layer, and a buttery, crumbly crust, these bars garnered our Test Kitchens' highest rating. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Julie Grimes Bottcher
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2005

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Credit: Jan Smith

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Yield:
30 servings (serving size: 1 bar)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, brown sugar, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press mixture firmly into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  • Combine figs, water, and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 5 minutes or until figs are tender and sugar dissolves. Cool slightly. Place fig mixture and juice in a blender; process until smooth. Gently spread fig mixture over prepared crust.

  • Place remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, cheese, vanilla, and egg in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Pour over fig mixture; spread to edges. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 3.9g; saturated fat 2.1g; mono fat 1.4g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 21.7g; fiber 1.5g; cholesterol 17mg; iron 0.7mg; sodium 84mg; calcium 33mg.
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