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Apricot Bars II

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Emilia
Recipe by  Emilia

“Apricot preserves you make yourself, sandwiched in a chewy oat crust. A perfect afternoon snack. ”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 - 9x13 inch pan

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Grease a 9x13 inch pan. In a small saucepan, combine the dried apricots, lemon juice and white sugar. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until thick; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture, then stir in the rolled oats. Set aside 1/4 of the mixture and press the rest into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the apricot mixture over the entire crust. Crumble the reserved oat mixture over the top of the apricot layer.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until top is toasted. Cool before cutting into squares.

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Reviews (8)

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Mantovani
19

Mantovani

I cut all the ingredients in half but those for the apricot filling. I also added 1 tsp of almond extract to the oatmeal/flour mixture. With these changes, it was delicious! My husband and I have been eating giant squares of apricot bars every night since we made it.

HAPPY4777
13

HAPPY4777

**Please check the scaling on this recipe** I questioned myself on using the 8 cups of oats, and the 4 cups of flour (12 cups total)not to mention the 2 cups of butter and 3.5 cups of sugars (all for one 13 x 9" pan, 24 servings), but proceeded with the recipe anyway. The results? I had an extremely dense and heavy oatmeal bar with a thin sliver of apricots. Of course we still ate it, which was pretty good after all, but I did receive some digs after taking it a work luncheon the next day. Maybe an Internet glitch caused the scaling to get out of proportion.

JANETDURFEY
8

JANETDURFEY

The quantities for the crust are hugely in error. I should have decreased the amounts by at least half for the crust and doubled the apricot filling portion. They also need more flavor, perhaps some cinnamon and/or nutmeg and/or vanilla. Since I didn't do any of the above, the results were awful. I ended up with a pan full of oatmeal bricks! They were so dense and unapetizing, we ened up throwing them away, which is something we rarely do in our home!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 434 cal
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs
  • 63 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 328 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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