*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             ZESTY FIG PASTRIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 72   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----PASTRY-----
    3       c            All-purpose flour
    1       c            Sugar
      1/4   c            Cornstarch
    1 1/2   c            Butter -- cut into 1 pieces
                         -----FILLING-----
    2                    Eggs
    1       c            Brown sugar -- firmly packed
      1/2   c            Orange juice
    3       tb           Lemon juice
    1       t            Grated lemon peel
    1       t            Vanilla
    2       c            California dried figs
                         -- stems removed
    1       c            Pitted dates
    1       c            Walnuts
 
   In food processor or mixer bowl, combine flour, sugar and cornstarch
   for pastry.  Add butter and process (or mix) until dough holds
   together. Divide into thirds.  Roll out two-thirds of dough on a
   baking sheet (13 x 17“) to reach all corners evenly.  Prick with
   fork.  Bake in 350 F. oven for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, roll out
   remaining dough between sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper to a
   rectangle about half the size (9 x 13”) of baking sheet.  Cut into
   long strips about 1/4 inch wide.  Combine eggs, brown sugar, juices,
   lemon peel and vanilla for filling in processor or mixer bowl.  Blend
   well.  Add figs, dates and nuts to bowl (if using mixer, then finely
   chop first).  Process until evenly minced.  Spread filling over baked
   pastry; top with strips of dough, crisscrossing diagonally.  Return
   to oven and bake for 30 minutes, until pastry strips are lightly
   browned.  Cool.  Cut into small bars.
  
 
 
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