Preheat oven to 300° F. Line a 9" x 9" baking pan with foil and grease well. (Or use a 9" springform pan).
Using a food processor or a mezza-luna, finely chop the figs, dates and raisins. Place fruit in a large bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients, except the confectioner's
sugar, stirring until well blended. Spoon mixture into
prepared baking pan and smooth top lightly with a spatula.
Bake in preheated oven for 1 3/4 hours or until
top is dry to the touch.
Cool on wire rack keeping in pan, for 15 minutes. Sprinkle a clean
sheet of foil with half the confectioner's sugar.
Invert pan onto foil and peel foil used to line
pan. Sprinkle the remaining sugar evenly over the
top. Cool completely.
Cut into squares or triangles. Store in tightly covered container. Can be frozen before cutting.