Apricot and Raisin Fruit Bars

“Delicious and easy fruit bars that make good use of your food processor. These bars have a very intense not-too-sweet apricoty flavor, so are best if cut into small squares.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
YIELD:
1 dozen bars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut butter in pieces and place in the food processor bowl (fitted with the steel knife) with flour, powdered sugar and a pinch of salt.
  3. Process until blended using on/off turns (5-10 seconds).
  4. Press into a 9 x 9-inch pan.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. While crust is baking, make the topping.
  7. Place drained apricots, raisins, one tablespoon lemon juice and 1/2 cup sugar in the processor bowl and process until chopped finely (5-10 seconds).
  8. Pour into a seperate bowl and set aside.
  9. Add eggs to processor bowl and mix using on/off turns for 5-10 seconds.
  10. Add 2 tablespoons lemon juice, baking powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and apricots/raisin mixture.
  11. Process using 3 on/off turns.
  12. Fold in cashews, using one on/off turn.
  13. Spoon mixture over baked crust, spreading evenly and covering whole crust.
  14. Return to oven for 30-35 minutes or until done.
  15. Cool on rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
  16. Cut into squares.

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