Fig Newton Bars

DOUGH:
1 c. butter
3 eggs
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder

Mix butter, eggs, lemon juice, brown sugar, and vanilla well. Add flour, salt, soda, and baking powder. Mix well and chill.

FIG FILLING:
1-1/2 c. ground figs (1 lb. whole figs) or dates and/or raisins
1 c. water
3/4 c. sugar
3 tbsp. flour
1/4 c. nuts
2 tbsp. orange juice

Boil figs and water 5 minutes. Blend in sugar, flour, nuts, orange juice. Cook until thick. Cool. Roll half to 18 x 12 x 1/8 inch rectangle. Cut into 4 strips 3 inches wide. Put cooled filling down center of strip. Fold each side over. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.