Apricot Pastry Bars

Cassie *


Delicious...could use just about any filling..

Aug/Sept 2007 TOH issue.

★★★★★ 1 vote
45 Min
35 Min


4 c
all-purpose flour
1 c
plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
3 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1 c
eggs, separated
1/4 c
2% milk
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
4 can(s)
(12 ounces each) apricot filling
1 c
chopped walnuts


1In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
2In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, 2 egg whites, milk and vanilla; gradually add to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide in half, making one portion slightly larger.
3Roll out larger portion of dough between two large sheets of waxed paper into a 17-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Transfer to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Press pastry onto the bottom and up the sides of pan; trim pastry even with top edges. Spread apricot filling over dough; sprinkle with walnuts.
4Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pan; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in top. Whisk remaining egg white; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
5Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

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