Apricot Pastry Bars

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by FloridaGrl

This recipe comes from TOH's field editor, Nancy Foust. They can be used for casual or formal get togethers. They look absolutely yummy!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. In 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.
  3. Roll out larger portion of dough between two large sheets of waxed paper into a 17inchx12inch rectangle. Transfer to an ungreased 15inchx10inchx1inch baking pan. Press pastry onto the bottom of and up the sides of the pan; trim the pastry even with the top edges. Spread apricot filling over dough, sprinkle with walnuts.
  4. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pan;place over filling. Trim, seal and flutes edges. Cut slits in top. Whisk remaining egg white; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  5. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars before serving.

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