APRICOT BLONDIES

Jo Anne Sugimoto

By
@sugarnspicetedibears

My mom used to make many varieties of apricot dessert because I loved apricots. I remember taking this dessert bar to school in my lunch box. I ate my sweets first, then ate my lunch . . . shh!!!


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Comments:

Serves:

8 x 8 pan

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground pepper
1 1/4 stick
butter, unsalted, softened
1 c
light brown sugar
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 large
eggs
1 c
dried apricots, chopped
1/2 c
macadamia nuts, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prep 8x8-inch square baking pan, use a non-stick spray.
2
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper.
3
In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract until well blended.
4
Beat in egg until mixture is smooth. Add flour mixture in 3 increments until a dough forms.
5
Mix in apricots and macadamia nuts.
6
Place the dough into prepared pan and use spatula to even the dough out.
7
Bake for 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
8
Remove from the oven onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice into squares.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy