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    Apricot Almond Shortbread Bars

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    1 hr 25 mins

    40 mins

    45 mins

    Hey Jude's Note:

    If you like rich, buttery cookies, you'll like these! I got this recipe from the Ladies Home Journal, June 1990 issue.

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    • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 2 large egg yolks
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/3 cups blanched almonds, toasted and chopped fine (to toast almonds, bake in preheated 350 oven 10 minutes, cool.)
    • 1 (10 ounce) jar apricot preserves


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°.
    2. 2
      Beat butter and sugar in mixer bowl until fluffy.
    3. 3
      Beat in egg yolks and vanilla and almond extracts.
    4. 4
      Mix in flour and toasted almonds until the mixture forms a soft dough.
    5. 5
      Divide dough in half.
    6. 6
      Press one half into 15x10-inch jellyroll pan.
    7. 7
      Spread evenly with preserves.
    8. 8
      Cover completely with remaining dough (flatten pieces with hands and carefully patch on top of preserve layer).
    9. 9
      Bake 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
    10. 10
      Cut into 3x1-inch bars.
    11. 11
      Can be made ahead.
    12. 12
      Wrap and freeze up to 1 month.
    13. 13
      Thaw wrapped at room temperature.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 01, 2003


      delicious and easy to make. i followed your recipe exactly, except i only had a small jar of apricot preserves. not to worry, i used apricot on one half and raspberry on the other half, so i wound up with a little variety. my family loved these!

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    • on January 28, 2014


      These are wonderful. I decided to make four different kinds - apricot, raspberry, cherry, and chestnut with chocolate chips. I did know (in my head) that this recipe made a lot. I just didn't realize how much it made until I was mixing the dough with my hand mixer. It never really came together, just ended up crumbly. I pressed some of the crumbs into my two (9 x 9" and 8 x 11") pans, spread on the preserves and distributed the rest of the crumbs over the top, pressing down a little to make sure it would hold together. Luckily, this worked. The dough is so rich and fragrant, I imagine it would work with any kind of filling. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us. I am sure I will be asked to make it again, but I do think next time, I will try a half batch.

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    Nutritional Facts for Apricot Almond Shortbread Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (1870 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 160.3
    Calories from Fat 69
    Total Fat 7.7 g
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    Cholesterol 23.0 mg
    Sodium 44.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 11.1 g
    Protein 2.1 g

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