Whole Wheat Fig Bars

Recipe by Derf2440
READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, beat together shortening, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until creamy.
  • Add all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, orange peel and salt, beating until blended.
  • Refrigerate dough 1 to 2 hours.
  • Prepare fig filling and set aside, see below.
  • On a floured surface, roll dough into 14 inch square.
  • Cut dough into 4 equal strips, each 14 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide.
  • Spoon 1/4 of fig filling in a 1 1/2 inch wide mound down center of each strip.
  • Using a long spatula, lift sides of each dough strip over filling, overlapping slightly on top.
  • Press edges together to seal.
  • Cut strips crosswise in half for ease of handling.
  • Place, seam side down, 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Brush off any excess flour.
  • Cut each strip into 7 (1 inch) crosswise pieces, but do not separate.
  • Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until puffed and firm to the touch.
  • Cool 5 to 10 minutes on baking sheets; then cut apart and remove to racks to cool completely.
  • Fig Filling.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine figs, water, lemon or orange juice and granulated sugar.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally; cool.