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DESSERT RECIPE: Fig Bars


16oz (500g) figs
1/2-cup chopped walnuts
1/3-cup granulated sugar
1/4-cup orange juice or rum
2-tbsp hot water
1/2-cup butter or margarine, softened
1-cup packed brown sugar
1-egg
11/2-cups all purpose flour
1/2-tsp baking soda
11/4-cups large flake rolled oats

Orange Glaze
1/2-cup icing sugar
3-4-tsp orange juice or rum


Remove stems from figs, and coarsely chop figs
Combine with nuts, granulated sugar, juice and water
Set aside
Beat butter and brown sugar until creamy
Add egg and mix well
Stir in flour and baking soda, and then oats
Reserve 1-cup of dough
With floured fingers, press thin layer of remaining dough into bottom of greased 13x9" baking pan
Firmly pat fig mixture over dough
Drop the reserved dough by teaspoon over top
Bake at 350* for 30 minutes or until golden brown
Cool and then drizzle with orange glaze

Orange Glaze
Stir together icing sugar and juice

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