Recipe: Fig & Cinnamon Slice

My work is a big fan of morning and afternoon teas, it doesn’t take much for one to get organised and everyone is expected to bring something along to share. I much prefer going the homemade route but finding something new to make that will travel well (I walk to work) and satisfy the masses can be tricky! When I came across this recipe for fig & cinnamon slice in an old Sweet Food cookbook I knew I had to give it a try and let me tell you, I was fairly popular when I showed up to work the next day!

Recipe from Sweet Food Cookbook (Murdoch Books, 2002)

Ingredients List

  • 125g butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 375g dried figs
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar

Fig & Cinnamon Slice


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Beat the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until light and fluffy
  3. Fold in the flour and mix until combine
  4. Spoon into a lined tray and bake for 25 minutes
  5. Meanwhile, combine figs, cinnamon stick and sugar in a saucepan with 1 1/2 cups of boiling water
  6. Mix together, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes
  7. Remove the cinnamon stick and blitz the mixture in the food processor until smooth
  8. Pour onto the cooked base and bake for 10 minutes, or until set
  9. Cool in the tray then remove and cut into squares
  10. Enjoy!

Fig & Cinnamon Slice

It turned out to be super easy to make but still looks impressive! It’s a nice balance of the cakey base and a sweet, fruity top. Perfect with a cup of tea!

Fig & Cinnamon Slice

Does your workplace do morning and afternoon teas with frequency too? What’s your favourite thing to bring along?

2 Comments on Recipe: Fig & Cinnamon Slice

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks! They really are an excellent combo aren’t they!


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