Apricot Banana Squares

"Several years ago Great-Grandma passed away and I inherited her collection of handwritten recipes. This is one of those receipes. Another use for ripe bananas."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream the margarine and brown sugar.
  • Blend in the preserves, eggs and vanilla.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt.
  • Add alternately with the bananas, mixing well after each addition.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes.

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  1. Connie Lea
    I had bought some apricot preserves for another recipe and had 3/4 of a jar left, which my DH said he didn't like so made this cake. He loved the cake - I didn't tell him there were apricot preserves in it until after he ate it. I will probably be buying more apricot preserves just to make this again.
  2. Tisme
    Wow, this is one great recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and these Banana Squares turned out perfectly! This cake was so very moist and the flavour of the banana with the apricot and nuts was just the thing for DH, who adores anything with nuts in it. He loved it! A very easy recipe to follow and the outcome of this recipe was fantastic. Thanks PaulaG, will be making this again.
  3. Sandi From CA
    I served this to our Saturday visitors and they swooned. Swooned! :D I'd found a jar of apricot-peach preserves that I used and it turned out sooo delicious. Thank you, Paula, and your great-grandmother!
  4. Michelle S.
    These moist bars have an absolutely delicious flavor! I loved the blend of apricot and banana. I made a quick glaze of melted butter, apricot jam and icing sugar. It just seemed to compliment the bars extremely well. Everyone who tried one was so enthusiastic about them. I am too. I may just buy bananas to make this.
  5. Acerast
    You're right PaulaG, this is another great use for ripe bananas. This baked into a very moist snack cake that was gone before the end of the evening (there was an extra sixteen year old boy in the house). The kids said it was better than banana bread because it was like a cake and because of the fruity bits of apricot. It's been placed on the kids'"make it again soon, Mom" list. Thanks!



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