Almond Apricot Bars
Almonds Apricots Cookies
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:03:32 AM. Recipe ID 27541. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Almond apricot bars
Yield: 24 Servings
2/3 c Dried apricots
1 1/3 c Flour
1/4 c Granulated sugar
1/3 c Cold unsalted butter
1 c Sliced almonds; toasted and
2 lg Eggs
1 c Brown sugar; packed
1/2 ts Vanilla extract
1/4 ts Almond extract
1/4 ts Grated lemon peel
1 tb Fresh lemon juice
1/2 ts Baking powder
Place apricots in small saucepan.
Add just enough water to cover the apricots, bring to a boil, reduce
heat and cook 10 minutes. Drain well and coarsely chop and set aside.
Blend 1 cup flour with granulated sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly.
(I do this in a food processor --pulse a few times and that's it. Be
careful not to over process.) Add 1/2 cup almonds and stir or pulse a
few times to mix. Pat into an UNGREASED 9 inch square pan. Bake at
350 for 20 minutes.
Beat eggs and brown sugar. Add extracts, peel, lemon juice baking
powder and the remaining 1/3 cup flour and stir to blend. Stir in
chopped apricots Pour over partially baked crust. Sprinkle with
remaining 1/2 cup almonds. Bake for 25 minutes more. Cool in pan on a
rack. Cut into squares. Yield: about 24
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