Lemon Apricot Bars

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Hey Jude

Lemon bars with the added yummyness of apricot preserves!

Top Review by Graciebonica

These were really tasty! The family loved them. The lemon-apricot combination is one I had never thought of. I used a food processor to make the crust. My personal history with lemon bars is this: they look great, until I have to remove them from the pan. The 9-inch pan became a quest---I went to 8 stores here before I found one, and it was metal. I would have preferred glass. Anyway, I lined the pan with parchment paper, because the instructions on the pan said not to use metal utensils. Only the corners of the bars stuck a little, but I was able to get the whole thing out in one piece. I would recommend refrigerating the bars before cutting them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the crust: mix flour and confectioners' sugar in a bowl; cut in the butter until crumbly.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Press the crumb mixture over the bottom of a 9x9-inch baking pan; bake for 30 minutes, let stand until cool.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
  5. For the filling: spread the apricot preserves over the bottom of the crust.
  6. Beat the eggs in a mixer bowl until blended; add sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel, flour, baking powder and salt; beat until blended.
  7. Pour over the prepared layers; bake for 35 minutes; let stand until cool.
  8. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar to taste; cut into bars.

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