Cinnamon Fig Bars with Orange Buttercream Frosting

Figs layered on crust for delicious bars frosted with orange and buttercream – perfect for dessert.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Filling

1/4
cup granulated sugar
1 1/4
cups water
1
bag (7 oz) dried Mission figs, stems removed, chopped (about 1 1/3 cups)

Crust

3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup quick-cooking oats
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened

Frosting

3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
3
to 4 teaspoons milk
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, boil filling ingredients over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until figs are tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; cool 5 to 10 minutes. Pour fig mixture into food processor. Cover; process, using quick on-and-off motions, until figs are pureed; set aside.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, combine crust ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press in bottom of pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until center is set. Spread filling over crust. Bake 6 to 10 minutes longer or just until filling sets. Cool completely, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat 3 tablespoons butter with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Add powdered sugar. Beat on low speed, adding milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and desired spreading consistency. Stir in orange peel. Carefully spread over cooled bars. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Shop for figs in the dried fruit section at the supermarket.

Baking these bars for a special occasion? To cut bars neatly, line pan with foil, extending foil several inches over shorter ends of pan. Spray foil; press crust in pan. When you are ready to cut bars, use the extra foil at ends to lift bars from pan. Peel back foil to easily cut perfect bars.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
23g
23%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.