Apricot Oatmeal Linzer Bars
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Apricot Oatmeal Linzer Bars
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:04:52 AM. Recipe ID 29558. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Apricot oatmeal linzer bars
 Categories: Bnr, List
      Yield: 48 Servings
 
      2 c  Quaker oats (quick or old
           -fashioned); uncooked)
      2 c  Ground almonds or pecans;
           -divided
      1 c  All-purpose flour
    1/2 ts Salt; (optional)
  1 1/2    Cups; (3 sticks) butter,
           -softened
  1 1/2 c  Plus 1 tablespoon powdered
           -sugar; divided
      4    Egg yolks or 2 eggs; lightly
           -beaten
      2 ts Vanilla
    1/2 ts Almond extract
      1    Jar; (18-oz) apricot
           -preserves
      1 c  Finely chopped dried
           -apricots
      2 tb Orange-flavored liqueur;
           -(optional)
 
  1.Heat oven to 350F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  
  2.In medium bowl, combine oats, 1-1/2 cups ground almonds, flour and
  salt; mix well. Set aside. In large bowl, beat butter and 1-1/2 cups
  powdered sugar until creamy. Add egg yolks, vanilla and almond
  extract; beat well. Stir in oat mixture; mix well. Reserve 1-1/3
  cups; put in small bowl and set aside. Spread remaining oat mixture
  into prepared pan.
  
  3.Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes
  on wire rack.
  
  4.In small bowl, combine preserves, apricots and liqueur; mix well.
  Spread evenly over partially baked crust. Add remaining 1/2 cup
  ground almonds to reserved oat mixture; mix well. Drop by 1/4
  teaspoonfuls evenly over apricot mixture.
  
  5.Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely
  in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon
  powdered sugar. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered.
  
  Cook's Tips:
  
  Packaged ground almonds and pecans are available in the baking
  section of many grocery stores. Almonds and pecans can be ground in a
  food processor. Place steel blade in work bowl; add up to 1 cup nuts.
  Process until very finely chopped. (Do not over process)
  
  Notes: 8th Annual Quaker Oatmeal "Bake It Better With Oats" Recipe
  Contest First Prize Winner - Cookies Jaye Allison Norris Jupiter,
  Florida
  
  Recipe 




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Recipe ID 29558 (Apr 03, 2005)

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