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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