Fig Delight (High Fiber, Low Calorie & Fat)

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This recipe is not only easy and delicious, but it is also great for you!  Figs are naturally low in calories and high in fiber.  Research has shown these little dried fruits curb acid levels, create red blood cells, prevent heart disease, and lower cholesterol.  Figs are also a great source of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants.

     Preparation Time: 15 minutes
     Cook Time: 20 minutes
     Servings: 8
     Nutrition Facts:
         
-Calories                 140
         -Dietary Fiber          5.2g
         -Total Fat                1.7g
         -Vitamin A               16.1%
         -Vitamin B-6            3.1%
         -Vitamin B-12          24.4%
         -Vitamin C               7.8%
          

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Step 1:

Ingredients:

   Filling...
      12 Figs
      1/4 c. Raisins
      1 Tbsp. Apple juice
      1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
      1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
      1/8 tsp. Ginger
Crust...
      1 c. Oats
      1/2 c. Oats (ground)
      1/2 c. Bran (ground) -Can be replaced with oats.
      1/2 c. Applesauce
      1/4 c. Water
      3 Tbsp. Apple juice
      1/4 tsp. salt

Kitchen Tools:
      -Blender
      -Mixing bowl
      -8x8 Baking pan
      -Oven
     
       

Step 2:

Blend the figs, raisins, apple juice, lemon juice, cinnamon, and ginger into a paste to create your filling.  (The mix will be fairly thick.)

Step 3:

Combine and stir all of the ingredients for the crust in a mixing bowl.

Step 4:

Evenly spread approximately 2/3 of the crust mixture on the bottom of a greased 8x8 baking pan.

Step 5:

Now it is time to add the filling.  Layer the entire fig mixture over the crust.

Step 6:

To finish off your dessert, add the rest of the crust mixture on top of the filling.

Step 7:

The last step is to bake the dish at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.  Then take it out, let it cool, and enjoy!

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