Luscious Apricot Squares

“I adopted this recipe late 2005 and finally made it in February 2006. I haven't changed a thing as it is great the way it is written. This slice has a shortcake like base with a cake-like apricot caramel top. Goes well with a dollop of whipped cream on top for a treat or dessert or leave plain and enjoy. :)”
READY IN:
2hrs 15mins
YIELD:
16 squares
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In covered small saucepan over low heat, in enough water to cover, cook apricots 15 minutes.
  2. Drain apricots; finely chop.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Grease an 8 x 8 inch pan.
  5. Into large bowl, measure 1 cup flour, butter or margarine and sugar.
  6. With mixer at medium speed, beat ingredients until well mixed and crumbly.
  7. Pat evenly into pan.
  8. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Meanwhile, in the same bowl, measure 1/3 cup flour, eggs, apricots, brown sugar, walnuts, baking powder, vanilla, and salt.
  10. Beat at medium speed until well mixed, occasionally scraping bowl with a rubber spatula.
  11. Pour mixture over baked layer and return to oven.
  12. Bake 25 minutes longer until golden.
  13. Cool in pan.
  14. Cut into squares.
  15. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.

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