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Apricot Bars

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“This recipe was found in the 2008 Taste of Home cookbook, Baking Classics.”
1hr 15mins
16 bars

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, cook apricots in water over medium heat for 10 minutes or until softened, then drain, cool & chop, before setting aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter & powdered sugar until light & fluffy, then gradually add 1 cup of the flour until well blended.
  4. Press into the prepared baking dish & bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat eggs & brown sugar until blended.
  6. In another small bowl, whisk together the baking powder, salt & the remaining 1/3 cup of flour, then gradually add this flour mixture to the egg mixture.
  7. Beat in the vanilla, then stir in the apricots & nuts before pouring this mixture over the crust.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until set, then cool on a wire rack.
  9. When cooled, if desired, dust with powdered sugar, then cut into bars. Store any left-over bars in the refrigerator.

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