Layered Apricot Bars

Layered Apricot Bars

I love Apricots and especially if they are in this Layered Apricot Bars!  This is a easy recipe that needs to end up in your collection.


Layered Apricot Bars
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Yield: 1½ dozen
 
A soft and chewy bar is delicious with a hot cup of coffee! These Layered Apricot Bars are no exception.
Ingredients:
  • 1 (6 ounce) package dried apricots
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
Preparation Instructions:
  1. Bring apricots and water to cover to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minuts or until tender. Drain and coarsely chop apricots; set aside.
  2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add ¼ cup white sugar, beating well. Stir in 1 cup flour, and press mixture into a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined 8-inch square pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Beat eggs at medium speed until thick and pale; gradually add brown sugar, beating well. Add remaining ⅓ cup flour, baking powder, and salt, beating well.
  5. Stir in chopped apricots, walnuts, and vanilla extract, and spread mixture evenly over crust.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees Farenheit for 45 minutes. Let cool completely in pan.
  7. Cut into bars, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

 

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