California Fig & Goat Cheese Squares

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California Fig & Goat Cheese Squares

Bar cookies usually swing sweet, but fig goat cheese squares marry savory and sweet. Add California Fig Goat Cheese Squares to a cheese plate.
Valley Fig Growers
Nutrition

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup walnuts toasted, chopped
  • 1 1/3 cup Robin Hood® Nutri™ Flour Blend
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 tsp Windsor® Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup butter chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups goat cheese room temperature
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Grease or line a 9” x 13” (3 L) baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Combine figs, water and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook 5 minutes or until figs are tender. Cool slightly.
  • Place fig mixture in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. Stir in chopped walnuts. Reserve.
  • Combine flour, brown sugar and salt in bowl. Stir to combine. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press mixture in prepared baking dish.
  • Gently spread fig mixture over prepared crust.
  • Beat goat cheese and eggs until smooth. Spread over fig mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until set. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Tips
Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh rosemary to goat cheese mixture. This makes a great hors d’oeuvre.
For a sweeter taste beat ½ cup (125 mL) sugar and 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla into the goat cheese mixture.

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