Apricot Bars

Anita Hoffman

By
@scent4U

A delicious, easy to make cookie that is sure to please.
Photo adapted from Penzey"s

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2/3 c
dried apricots
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c
sugar or powdered sugar
1 1/3 c
flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
light brown sugar, packed
2
eggs, well beaten
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
walnuts, chopped
powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Rinse apricots; cover with 1/2 cup water; cook apricots in water over medium heat for 10 minutes or until softened.
Drain, cool, chop. Set aside.
2In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then gradually add 1 cup of flour until well blended. Mixture will be crumbly.
Press into a greased and floured 8 inch square pan.
3Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
4In a medium bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar until blended.
5In an another bowl, whisk together the baking powder, salt and the remaining 1/3 cup of flour, then gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture.
Beat in the vanilla, then stir in the apricots and nuts, before pouring this mixture over the crust.
6Bake 30 minutes or until set, then cool on wire rack.
When cooled, if desired, dust with powdered sugar then cut into bars.
Store any leftover bars in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American