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Fig Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
In memory of Jim Nowell

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Bars:
⅔ c. shortening
c. sugar
1 egg
tsp. vanilla
tsp. grated orange peel
2 c. sifted enriched flour
1 tsp. baking powder
tsp. salt
4 tsp. milk

Fig Filling:
1 c. chopped figs
grated peel of 1 lemon
1 cup boiling water
c. sugar
2 T. enriched flour

Directions:
Directions:
Bars:
Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar. Add egg; beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Add vanilla and grated orange peel; mix thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture together with milk.
Divide dough in half. Chill 1 hour so it's easy to handle. Roll dough ⅛ inch thick. Cut in long strips 3 inches wide. Spread half the strips with fig filling and cover with remaining strips. Press together with a fork; cut strips in 2 inch lengths. Bake on greased cookie sheet in moderate (350) oven for about 20 minutes.

Fig Filling:
Add 1 c. chopped figs and grated lemon peel to 1 c. boiling water. Mix c. sugar and 2 T. enriched flour; add some of hot mixture and stir into remaining hot mixture. Cook 5 minutes.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 dozen bars

 

 

 

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