Black Mission Fig Bars ~
When not available locally,
I get them at WinCo Foods .
•16 ounces black mission figs, coarsely chopped
• ½ cup chopped walnuts
• 1/3 cup sugar
• ¼ orange juice (hello tree)
• 2 tablespoons hot water
• ½ cup butter, softened
• 1 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 large egg
Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 13×9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Combine figs, walnuts, sugar, orange juice and hot water; set aside. Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and mix until smooth. Stir in flour and baking soda; blend in oats to make a soft dough. Reserve 1 cup dough. With floured fingertips, press thin layer of remaining dough in bottom of prepared pan. Firmly pat fig mixture over dough. Drop reserved dough by teaspoonfuls over top, allowing fig mixture to show between drops. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Drizzle with orange glaze*. Makes 36 bars.
Stir together 1/2 cup powdered sugar & 3-4 teaspoons orange juice until smooth.
• 1½ cups all-purpose flour
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• 1¼ cups old-fashioned oats
Some photos by Lily Nicole
Roasted Black Mission Figs with Crumbled Blue Cheese and Honey
Black Mission figs, stemmed and sliced in half
1/4 – 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, depending on your preference
Honey for drizzling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place fig halves in a baking dish, cut side up. Evenly distribute crumbled blue cheese over figs. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the figs are hot and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey before serving. Serve immediately.
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