Recipe: Fig Crumble Bars

These scrumptious fig crumble bars couldn’t be any easier to make.

A golden brown oatmeal crumb surrounds the sweet fig filling and the best part is, they keep for up to 4 days in an airtight container and they also freeze really well so you can bake them well ahead of time.

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Fig Crumble Bars

Fig Crumble Bars

Makes:16 squares

Prep:25 minutes

Bake: 50 minutes


  • 430g Gem Dried Figs, chopped
  • 250ml water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2tbsp Gem brown sugar
  • ½ tsp Gem Bread/Bicarb soda


  • 175g porridge oats
  • 150g Gem plain flour
  • 100g Gem brown sugar
  • ¼tsp Gem baking powder
  • 170g butter, softened


  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan.
  • Line a 8” square tin with baking parchment paper and set aside.
  • Chop the Gem figs and add to a saucepan with the water, brown sugar and lemon juice.
  • Cook over a medium heat for 8-10 mins or until the figs have broken down and you have a rough puree.
  • At this point remove from the heat, add the bread soda, stir through and set aside to cool slightly.
  • For the crumble, simply add all the ingredients to a bowl and with clean hands, run them together until you are left with a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Spoon half the crumble mix into the prepared tin and press down to form a compact crumb.
  • Spoon the fig mixture on top and spread evenly.
  • Finally add the remaining crumb. Spread and gently press down.
  • Place this in the preheated oven and bake for 50 minutes.
  • Remove and allow to cool full before portioning.