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I knew Fresh Fig Crumble Bars would be a popular recipe!

Such a sweet way to incorporate my recent fresh fig score!

And boy are they delicious! The tender crumb is sweet and buttery and the jammy fig layer has a nice hint of lemon.

Fresh Fig Crumble Bars on a white plate on a wooden table
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I wanted to keep this recipe simple and easy to recreate, so I let my food processor do most of the work. Here’s how we break it down.

Fresh Fig Crumble Bars with fresh cut figs in the foreground

You’ll have your Crumble and you’ll have your Fig Filling. Both are made in the food processor.

For the Crumble

  • Flour, sugar, butter, and baking soda go into the bowl of a food processor
  • Pulse until well combined
  • Spread half of the mixture in a buttered parchment lined 8″x8″ baking dish
  • Pour remaining mixture into a bowl and reserve
  • Wipe food processor bowl clean

For the Fig Filling

  • Fresh figs, lemon zest, sugar and flour go into the bowl of the food processor
  • Process on low for one minute until figs are well blended
  • Spread fig mixture over crumble crust

For the Topping

  • Take the remaining crumble topping and squeeze handfuls to form clumps
  • Place clumps on top of fig filling
  • Continue until all crumbs are used
  • Bake at 375 degrees F. for 60-65 minutes until lightly golden brown
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting
Fresh Fig Crumble Bars and a heart shaped wooden bowl of figs

Fresh Fig Crumble Bars have a coffee cake feel about them and are perfect for breakfast. I actually shared them with my neighbors one evening and they were a yummy evening sweet treat.

I’m already thinking about how I can incorporate other fresh seasonal product into crumble bars. Peach Crumb Bars anyone?

Fresh Fig Crumble Bars on a wooden cutting board with fresh figs and yellow daisies.

If you love figs like we do check out our Prosciutto Wrapped Mascarpone Stuffed Figs of Love!

Have you had Insalata Chicken Florentine from Macaroni Grill? Are there other copycat recipes you’d like to see us recreate? I’d love for you to comment below. Your feedback is so important to me (and keeps the recipe love fresh).

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All my best,
xo Libby

Fresh Fig Crumble Bars on a white plate on a wooden table

Fresh Fig Crumble Bars

Libby with Lemony Thyme
Boy are these Fresh Fig Crumble Bars delicious! The tender crumb is sweet and buttery and the jammy fig layer has a nice hint of lemon.
5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

For the Crumble

  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For the Fig Filling

  • 8 ounces fresh figs stems removed
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 zest of 1 lemon about 2 teaspoons

Instructions
 

For the Crumble

  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray an 8"x8" baking dish with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and spray again.
  • Place the crumble ingredients into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until butter and flour are incorporated well. Pour half of the mixture into bottom of prepared baking dish. Pour remaining mixture into a bowl and wipe out food processor bowl.

For the Fig Filling

  • Add Fig Filling ingredients to the food processor bowl. Blend on low speed for 1 minute. Pour fig mixture over crumble base and spread out to edges.
  • Take the remaining crumb mixture and squeeze a handful at a time so clumps form. Place them on top of fig layer. Repeat until all remaining crumb topping is used. Bake for 60-65 minutes until lightly golden on top. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
Keyword Baked Goods, Fresh Figs

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart