Apricot Bars

Apricot Bars Recipe

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Mary Ann Thompson


This is another recipe from the First Presbyterian Child Care Center in Bryan, TX from October 1983. Unfortunately, this wonderful treat isn't attributed to any particular person, but I thank whoever submitted it! It's delicious!


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depends on size of bars
25 Min
40 Min


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1 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
butter, cold


2 large
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/3 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
walnuts, chopped
2/3 c
dried apricots, finely slivered
powdered sugar to roll bars in

How to Make Apricot Bars


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter bottom and sides of an 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking pan.
  • 2To make crust: In medium bowl, stir together the 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup brown sugar.
  • 3With a pastry blender, cut in butter until particles are fine.
  • 4Pat over the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, but do not turn the oven off.
  • 5Prepare fruit topping while crust is baking.
  • 6Beat eggs until foamy.
  • 7Add the 1 cup brown sugar, lemon juice, 1/3 cup flour and baking powder. Beat until smooth.
  • 8Stir in the walnuts and apricots.
  • 9Spread over the hot baked layer and return to hot oven. Bake approximately 25 minutes or until browned.
  • 10Loosen edges while still warm, but cool completely before cutting into bars. (I cut them into very small bars, approximately 1 inch squares.)
  • 11Roll in powdered sugar. Store loosely in a closed container.

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About Apricot Bars

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtags: #bars, #Apricot, #walnut

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