My Dad * Figs

My Dad passed away this weekend and his funeral is Thursday. He had a special love of Figs :

What does the fig symbolize?Let’s start with the seeds: Delicate, abundant, and edible, fig seeds signify universal understanding, unity, and truth. Think about all those tiny, jewel-toned specks, unified in their purpose of creating more life, a mass of purpose

We have a family Fig tree that he harvested every July and made homemade fig preserves,cakes and these fig bars. He will be missed by all…Lisa

Fig Bar Cookies


1/2cup butter or margarine, softened1/4cup granulated sugar1/4teaspoon vanilla1cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour


1/4cup granulated sugar1cup boiling water1bag (9 oz) dried Mission figs, chopped (1 cup)


1/4cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour1/4cup packed brown sugar3tablespoons cold butter (do not use margarine)1/4cup quick-cooking oats1/4cup chopped walnuts

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  • 1Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. On low speed, beat in 1 cup flour until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until center is set.
  • 2Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, cook filling ingredients over medium-high heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until figs are tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Spread over crust.
  • 3In small bowl, mix 1/4 cup flour, the brown sugar and 3 tablespoons butter, using pastry blender or fork, until crumbly. Stir in oats and walnuts. Sprinkle over filling.
  • 4Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until edges are bubbly and topping is light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
My Dad , Us and my niece.

11 thoughts on “My Dad * Figs

  1. I am sorry about the loss of your father. My condolences to you and your family. I love the significance of the fig tree and what great memories. I am going to try making those bars. 🤗🤗

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