Fig Elderberry Crumble Bars Recipe

Fig Crumble Bars with Black Elderberry Syrup

Fresh figs, red wine, and elderberry syrup make these rich and decadent crumble bars a must for any holiday celebration. With dashes of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom, these fig bars just taste like winter bliss! Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup brings yummy immune strengthening* benefits to these crowd pleasers. 

Recipe by Tara Snyder (on Instagram @bearnecessities___)


Crust/ Crumble

  • 3 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup of almond flour
  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups + 2 tablespoons of butter room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • ½ cup of cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder


  • 12oz of fresh figs
  • ¼ cup of Sambucol elderberry syrup
  • ⅓ cup of red wine- I used Cabernet Sauvignon
  • ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon of cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Sprinkle of cardamom

fig elderberry crumble bars


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line an 8x8 baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor or high-speed blender pulse the oats then add the flours and pulse until slightly mixed.
  3. Remove from the food processor and add the mixture to a large bowl.
  4. Mix in butter, sugar, spices, salt, and vanilla. 
  5. Add ¾ of the mixture to a prepared 8x8 pan for the crust. Pat it down well.
  6. Set aside.

Make the filling

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the filling into a medium-sized saucepan and cook over medium heat. Stir occasionally. Once the mixture comes to a boil, turn the temperature down and continue to cook until the mixture thickens up about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Once the mixture is done. Let cool for 10 minutes then add to a food processor and pulse until mixed.
  3. Pour the filling over the prepared crust.
  4. Then add the rest of the crumble on top patting down slightly.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crumble on top is slightly golden.

fig elderberry crumble bars

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.