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Apricot Bars

  • 2/3 cups dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups sifted all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 chopped walnuts
  • Confectioners' sugar

Rinse apricots; cover with water and boil 10 minutes. Cool, chop.

Start heating oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8-by-8-by-2-inch pan.

Mix butter, granulated sugar and 1 cup of the flour until crumbly. Pack into pan. Bake 25 minutes.

Sift remaining 1/3 cup flour, baking powder and salt.

In larger bowl, with mixer at low speed, gradually beat brown sugar into eggs; mix in flour mixture, then vanilla. Stir in walnuts and apricots. Spread over baked layer. Bake 30 minutes or until done; cool in pan. Cut into 32 bars, then roll the bars in confectioners' sugar. Yield: 2 2/3 dozen.

Tested by Suzanne Martinson

Thursday, December 05, 2002

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