Home cooking in montana_ homemade fig newtons or fig bars

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Homemade Fig Newtons or Fig Bars. Apple pie recipe one crust My husband LOVES fig newtons. Apple tart recipe puff pastry I have been wanting to make him a homemade version for some time now. Apple pie recipe filo pastry While I know you can buy the fig newtons, I don’t particularly care for the ingredients listed on the package. Apple pie recipe puff pastry It’s been quite a while since I’ve bought fig newtons… Apple pie recipe using shortcrust pastry but some time ago, I promised my husband I’d bake him a batch.


Apple pie recipe using ready made shortcrust pastry Now, this was actually quite a few months back…ok, maybe a year or so. Flat apple pie recipe from pioneer woman But I’m glad I finally came through on my promise…..

While the fig newtons I made weren’t exactly like the store bought version I remembered, my husband still loved them. Apple pie recipe from pioneer woman I suppose what threw me off was the cookie base. Apple crisp topping recipe no oatmeal The fig newtons I made were more of a soft, orange-flavored shortbread…So I’m not sure if I should call them fig newtons… Easy apple crisp recipe with oatmeal topping maybe they should be called fig bars. Apple crisp recipe using apple pie filling and oatmeal But you know, they did look like fig newtons:).

The bars reminded my husband of the layered Romanian apple bars( placinta de mere) his mom would make. Apple crisp recipe using canned apple pie filling It wasn’t exactly the same dough… Easy apple pie with crumble topping recipe but very close in taste and flavor. Recipe for apple crisp using canned apple pie filling Mom would roll out the dough quite thin, layer it with her homemade apple filling, top it with another layer of dough, and bake it. Apple crisp recipe apple pie filling She would allow the placinta de mere to cool, covered the pan with a dish towel, and then let it sit overnight to soften. Apple crisp recipe canned apple pie filling Boy did everyone love Mom’s desserts! Needless to say, those apple squares didn’t last very long in their house:). Easy apple pie with oatmeal crumb topping So this dough could probably be used to encase an apple filling just as well. Easy apple pie with streusel topping The apple filling would have to be very dry (cooked down quite a bit) so you won’t have any juice leaking out….and it would be better if the apples were grated. Apple cobbler using canned apple pie filling But I digress… Apple crisp using apple pie filling and oatmeal back to the recipe:).

I’m thinking of making the the bars again. Apple cobbler using apple pie filling Would love to vary the filling a bit, adding some whole grain flour… Apple crumble with apple pie filling and maybe even substituting some coconut oil for the butter. Apple crisp using canned apple pie filling Since the fig bars can be made ahead, they would be great for school lunches, picnics, or even as a breakfast bar. How to make apple crisp with canned apple pie filling And because they sort of have the Christmas flavors of orange and dried fruit, they could be considered a Christmas cookie?…maybe it’s stretching it a bit:). Apple crumb pie with canned pie filling Hope you enjoy…

Tip: You can probably substitute the fig puree with another dried fruit filling… Apple cobbler with apple pie filling in can dates would be good, as you wouldn’t need to cook them down… Easy apple crisp with canned apple pie filling just process to a paste. Apple crisp using apple pie filling And if you want, you can use some nuts as well. Apple crisp with apple pie filling and cake mix I am thinking other dried fruit would work just as well… Crockpot apple crisp with apple pie filling apricots, cherries, blueberries, etc…. Apple crisp with apple pie filling I’ve even contemplated making an apple/nut filling and adding some spices.

1. Apple crisp with apple pie filling and oatmeal Combine the figs, water, apple juice and sugar in a medium sauceapan and bring to a boil. Caramel apple pie with streusel topping Reduce the heat to low and cook at a bare simmer for 1-2 hours until the figs are so soft that they’re spreadable…. Gluten free apple pie with oatmeal crumb topping you will have very little liquid left. Apple pie with oatmeal streusel topping It took me close to 2 hours.

4. Best ever apple pie with oatmeal crumb topping Remove dough and flatten to in a disc. Easy apple pie with crumb topping Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight… Pear apple pie with streusel topping You want the dough to be firm when working with it. Best apple pie with streusel topping So I refrigerated it overnight, and it worked beautifully. How to make apple crumble pie recipe If the dough is not firm …you will have trouble rolling it, as it will stick and get too soft.

7. How to make apple crisp with apple pie filling Fold 1/2 of the dough over the filling…you may use a wide knife/spatula…or use the parchment paper as an aid to lift the dough over the filling. Easy apple crisp canned pie filling You need to be gentle as the dough is quite buttery and soft.

8. Easy apple crisp with apple pie filling Place each finished log( seam side down) onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Easy apple cobbler with apple pie filling Use your parchment paper that you roll it on to help you transfer it. Easy apple crisp recipe with apple pie filling (If possible, keep it refrigerated, while working on the remaining logs….this way the butter in the dough doesn’t melt).

10. Apple crisp with canned apple pie filling When you finished making all the logs, use a serrated knife to slice each log into about 5 cookies…or however many you want. Fresh apple cobbler recipe with cake mix You can make them larger or smaller… Easy apple cobbler recipe with cake mix I like to keep all the logs refrigerated for a few minutes while I clean up, preheat my oven and then bake them.

Ellie, these bars sounds delicious, I was thinking of a dried apricots version. Apple crisp recipe with cake mix and oatmeal I have some fig jam, I was thinking if I can use that. Easy apple pie recipe with cake mix Anyway, is a great cookie/breakfast bar 🙂 Merry Christmas!

Mihaela, I haven’t yet tried the apricot version, but I love apricots…dried or fresh:). Apple crisp recipe with cake mix and canned apples I’m thinking it would be a nice flavor combination with the shortbread cookie base.

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Anon, I am so glad you like the fig bars… Apple crumble pie recipe easy And thank you so much for sharing your variation and feedback on the bars. Easy apple crumble pie recipe It’s wonderful to know that it tastes delicious even when made healthier:)….

I was wondering if these had any likeness to a cereal bar or “Nutrigrain” bar… Crumble apple pie recipe My kids love them but are so full of sugar and junk I was looking for a healthier alternative. Apple pie crumble recipe Thanks for sharing this recipe, I’m definitely going to give it a go!

Javismimi, You know, I don’t think it’s that much similar to a cereal bar… Recipe apple crumble pie to me, it has more of a soft buttery cookie, though I think if some whole wheat flour/oatmeal flour would be used it just might get closer to being a cereal bar. Apple pie crumble topping recipe But I would try it once, see how you like it, and then adjust some of the ingredients to preference. Apple crumble pie recipe from scratch For sure, I think it’s much healthier than the store-bought version.

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