Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Fig Crumble Bars

I made these last year but never posted the recipe. They are so delicious with their gooey centre and because I’ve got loads of figs in the freezer, I’ve started making them again. They are delicious made with plums too but you could try other fruit for a change. Great as a snack but delicious as a pudding with ice cream, custard or crème fraîche, served hot or cold. It’s easier to eat them as snack cold as they make a bit of a mess when hot.

Fig Slices

Ingredients Method
1kg Fresh or frozen figs
2tbsp Lemon juice
1/2 Vanilla pod plus seeds
110g Granulated sugar
170g Butter
170g Brown sugar
240g Plain flour
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1/2tsp Salt
200g Rolled oats
Chop the figs and finely chop the vanilla pod then put them in a pan with the lemon juice and granulated sugar. Simmer for about 45mins until the mixture is thick and gooey.

Meanwhile, beat together the butter and sugar until creamy, then mix in the remaining dry ingredients. The mix will be slightly crumbly.

Butter a 25 x 25cm baking tin (or as near as you have) then press half of the mixture into the tin. Spread the figgy topping over the base, then crumble the remaining mix on top of the fig.

Cook for around 30mins on Gas 6/200C400F until the top is lightly browned.


  1. They do sound very yummy, will keep this recipe for when I have an overflow of fruit :-) Hope all is well Diane

    1. They are a great way of using what's in the freezer, definitely worth a go x

  2. ...thinking that I might be able to use dehydrated figs in this recipe, but of course would have to rehydrate them first before using the recipe. Will have a go anyway....those crumble bars look delicious!

    1. Yes, they are worth trying with the dried figs, in fact it's fun to experiment with whatever fruit you have x


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