Nutty apricot bars
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Nutty apricot bars
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:57:41 AM. Recipe ID 20303. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Nutty apricot bars
 Categories: Desserts, Fruits
      Yield: 48 servings
     12 oz Apricots - dried
    3/4 c  Sugar
    3/4 c  Butter / margarine -softened
      1 c  Sugar
      2 c  Flour- all purpose
    1/2 t  Baking soda
    1/4 t  Salt
      3 oz Coconut - flaked
    1/2 c  Pecans or walnuts - chopped
    Cover apricots with water, and bring to a boil; reduce heat, and
  simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until tender. Drain reserving 1/4
  cup liquid. Coarsely chop apricots, and set aside.  Combine reserved
  apricot liquid and 3/4 cup sugar in a saucepan; simmer 5 minutes.
  Stir in chopped apricots.
    Cream butter; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating at medium speed of
  an electric mixer until light and fluffy. combine flour, baking soda,
  and salt; add floured mixture to creamed mixture, mixing well
  (mixture will be crumbly).  Stir in coconut and pecans. Pat about
  three-fourths of coconut mixture into and ungreased 13x9x2 inch pan.
  Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Spread apricot mixture evenly over
  crust, spreading to within 1/4 inch from edge of pan.
   Sprinkle with remaining coconut mixture.  Bake an additional 30
  minutes. Let cool in pan; chill.  Cut into bars. Store in
  refrigerator. Yield: about 4 dozen. From the Southern Living Cookbook

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Recipe ID 20303 (Apr 03, 2005)

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