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    Apricot Bars With Shortbread Crust

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hrs

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    A moist apricot-walnut layer on top of a light buttery shortbread crust. The crust for these bars must be made on a processor. These are wonderful to serve to guests! The apricot filling can be prepared hours in advance. Yield is only estimated depending on the size of bars. Cooking time is for the filling and crust.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    bars

    Units: US | Metric

    CRUST

    APRICOT LAYER

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Set oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.
    3. 3
      For the shortbread crust: blend flour, sugar and salt together for about 10 seconds in a processor.
    4. 4
      Add in cold butter using on/off turns, and process until coarse meal forms.
    5. 5
      Press crumbs firmly into bottom of the pan.
    6. 6
      Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the center is golden, remove and keep oven heat on to same temperature.
    7. 7
      To make the filling: place apricots in a small saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a boil and simmer until soft (about 4 minutes) drain, and set aside.
    8. 8
      In a small bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
    9. 9
      Using an electric mixer beat eggs in a large bowl for about 2 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add in brown sugar and vanilla and beat until thick.
    11. 11
      Stir in flour mixture.
    12. 12
      Mix/mix in the apricots and nuts.
    13. 13
      Spread over the shortbread crust.
    14. 14
      Bake for about 35 minutes, or until puffed and dark golden brown.
    15. 15
      Cool in dish.
    16. 16
      Cut into small squares or triangles, and dust lightly with powdered sugar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 28, 2008

      55

      Made these at Christmas and everyone wanted the recipe. I made them exactly as the recipe stated, but I do think next time I will spread some apricot all-fruit spread on the crust before adding the apricot filling so that there will be more apricot flavor.

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    • on June 16, 2007

      55

      I would have given four stars, I guess because the apricot taste is not prevalent, but which I realise now is because it is a dried apricot recipe...but I took these to a meeting and it was almost like a drug! People got happy and addicted! They commented on the crunchy bottom paired with the chewy top and kept asking what was in it, they couldn't figure it out. So, thanks, Kittencal for making me a success:)

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    Nutritional Facts for Apricot Bars With Shortbread Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (834 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 89.1
     
    Calories from Fat 32
    36%
    Total Fat 3.6 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 18.5 mg
    6%
    Sodium 50.3 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.6 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    1%
    Sugars 9.5 g
    38%
    Protein 1.1 g
    2%

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