Scrumptious Fig Squares

Recipe by evelynathens
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READY IN: 2hrs
YIELD: 40 squares
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For filling: Finely chop figs in processor (do not puree).
  • Combine with juice, sugar and peel in small saucepan.
  • Simmer until thickened to consistency of jam, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and mix in vanilla and cinnamon.
  • Cool completely.
  • For pastry: Preheat oven to 350F (160C).
  • Line 9 x 13 inch pyrex baking dish with foil.
  • Cream butter with mixer until light; add sugar and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Combine flour, cornstarch and salt in small bowl to blend.
  • Add to butter until mixture just starts to come together.
  • Separate in half.
  • Press one half into pan, just coming up sides slightly.
  • Brush pastry edges with egg white.
  • Spread filling over pastry, leaving a ¼ inch border.
  • Crumble remaining pastry evenly over pan, and lightly pat down with hands, bringing to edge of pan.
  • Combine 2 tblsps sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • Brush pastry crust with remaining egg white and sprinkle evenly with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake until crust around edge is firm to the touch and pastry just begins to colour, about 1 hour, 20 minutes.
  • Cool on rack.
  • Remove pastry from pan, using foil as aid.
  • Cut into 1 ½ inch squares.
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