Almond Apricot Bars

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Title: Almond Apricot Bars
Yield: 24 Servings
Categories: Cookies


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

From: (Helen B. Greenleaf)

Date: Thu, 8 Dec 1994 06:03:37 GMT
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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