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Luscious Apricot Bars


Cover 2/3 cup dried apricots (rinsed) with water and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and cool. Chop and set aside.

Mix the following using a fork until crumbly:

1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8-inch pan. Pat into pan and bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, mix the following:

2 well beaten eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup flour

Mix in the order given. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts and apricots. Spread over baked layer and bake another 30 minutes or until done.

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Reviews of Luscious Apricot Bars:

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  A cookie baker in Newfoundland  Oct 25, 2014
Would make this again.
These squares are very popular in my home....have been making them for about 55 years always at Christmas and several times through out the year..one of my favourites!!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in ga  Oct 9, 2011
Would make this again.
This recipe was first featured in Farm Journal Chistmas Book which my mother in law gave me. I entered this recipe in the Wayne County Fair in Wooster Ohio in 1972 and won first prize. Upon telling my girlfriend who still lives in Ohio this story she asked for the recipe and re-entered it this year again winning first prize. Prize winning recipe with a great history. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 11, 2010
Would make this again.
Make sure you use California dried apricots. The Mediterranean apricots are too sweet and too moist. 5 stars

  Marcia  Dec 23, 2008
Would make this again.
I love this recipe!! I made my first Luscious Apricot Bars in 1972! 5 stars

  michael woody in rhode island  Jun 8, 2008
Would make this again.
I gave these a test run and they are good. They are quite sweet. I plan to serve them at a citizen's gathering and know they will go over well. When I made them for my family they were thrilled to pieces. 5 stars

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