Apricot Squares

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Caryn

During a visit to my future in-laws house many years ago, a friend of theirs made these delicious apricot bars. Before I flew home, I had the recipe in my hand to take back with me.

Top Review by Scoutie

We LOVED these! I had some fresh apricots to use up, so minced those very finely. Also, I was out of nuts so subbed coconut. Next time I will use both the coconut AND the nuts! Thanks for posting, Caryn.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the dried apricots into boiling water for 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Chop cooled apricots; set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
  4. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together butter, granulated sugar, and 1 cup flour.
  6. Press this mixture into prepared pan.
  7. Bake 25 minutes; set aside.
  8. In a small bowl, beat together eggs and brown sugar.
  9. Fold in 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, and salt; mix till combined.
  10. Stir in vanilla, chopped apricots, and nuts.
  11. Spread evenly over top of baked layer.
  12. Bake 30 to 40 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  14. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.
  15. Cut into squares.

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