Whole Grain Fig & Rum Squares Recipe

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My husband loves fig newtons and I do too, but I'm allergic to wheat. I use whole spelt flour instead of wheat in this yummy, healthy treat.

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Servings: 18 squares


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  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Blend flour, butter, 1/2 cup sugar and salt in food processor until blended into coarse dough.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon rum, blend until formed into moist dough. Set aside 1 cup of dough for topping.
  4. Press remaining dough into 11" x 7" pan.
  5. In processor (do not clean), blend figs, juices, nutmeg, 1/2 cup sugar, and 3 tablespoons rum to coarse paste.
  6. Carefully spread filling over dough in pan.
  7. Drop reserved dough in small pats over filling.
  8. Bake until lightly brown, about 35 minutes.
  9. Cool in pan, then cut into squares and serve.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 47g
Recipe makes 18 servings
Calories 120  
Calories from Fat 91 76%
Total Fat 10.36g 13%
Saturated Fat 6.53g 26%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbs 5.63g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 4.75g 3%
Protein 0.33g 1%
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  • Melanie Yunk
    October 20, 2008
    Thanks, John! I'm having so much fun on your site! I invited 6 friends yesterday.

    • John Spottiswood
      October 20, 2008
      This looks delicious Melanie. I'm saving the recipe and will try it this holiday season. Thanks for sharing!

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