Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Choose the fruit of your choice with this one. A quick to mix cobbler type cookie!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except the preserves.
  3. Press 3/4 of this mixture into the bottom of a greased 13x9 pan.
  4. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
  5. Spread preserves on top.
  6. Crumble remaining crumb mixture over the fruit.
  7. Bake for 20 more minutes.


Most Helpful

Laurie, This recipe is so easy and so delicious! I would like to re-name this one, Magnificent Apricot Bars! This would make a great dessert or simply for snacking! I used finely chopped pecans and apricot preserves and followed Laurie's directions to a "T". Great recipe, Laurie! Thanks!!

Bev March 10, 2003

Even healthier with homemade apricot filling (simmer until softened - 2/3 c dried apricots in 1/4 c water). Drain, puree, spread over cooked crust. Once the filling is spread over the crust, it can be enhanced with 1/4 c of Smuckers apricot jam and baked.

mariannette March 02, 2011

this is a really forgiving recipe, seeing as how it turned out amazing even while i contrived to almost ruin it. i was bustling about the kitchen and in my frenzy i forgot to bake the bottom layer first before slathering on the jam and crumbs. i almost wanted to cry but put it in the oven, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. and it really was up there with the best. i baked it for 30min and the top did get a bit over-browned but not at all burnt. i left out the nuts since i dont care for them in cookies. i used apricot preserves on one half and strawberry preserves on the other half. DH will have the apricot section since i find it too tart, and i will have the sweeter strawberry side. i love this recipe and will make it again, but following the correct baking instructions this time.

eatrealfood November 17, 2005

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