Fig Biscuits

    1 hour

    Similar to the classic fig newtons, this easy biscuit recipe is delicious and what's more you can substitute different types of jam if you prefer.

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    Makes: 24 biscuits

    • 3/4 cup margarine
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 cups fig jam

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. Cream together margarine, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Sift together flour, bicarb soda and baking powder. Stir into egg mixture.
    3. Grease a small baking tray with margarine. Pour 1/2 of the dough into pan and spread.
    4. Pour fig jam over the dough and gently spread. Drop rest of dough over fig layer. Place in oven. When mixture starts to melt and gets soft, spread the top out. Bake for 40 minutes. Cool and then cut into 24 biscuits.

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    Dont know what I did wrong but didnt come out like a biscuit at all. More of a cakish slice. Very yummy, I didnt bother with the whole jam thing just put a heap of fresh figs in the processor and chopped them. Would def make again, will try using stewd apples as well. YUM  -  30 Mar 2017


    This recipe is Great ! Made a batch and it was gone in one day. Also great because figNewtons are low Fat.  -  13 May 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used the fig preserve recipe and blended it so that it would come out more like the newtons we know and love. The instructions were a bit confusing but the taste was incredible. I would recommend cutting them in to bars before the cookie part hardens.  -  01 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)