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Apricot Bars I Recipe

Apricot Bars I

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"A rich little bar cookie that's hard to stop with just one."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 1/2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream flour, butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Press into a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Take out and spread preserves evenly then sprinkle with nuts. Score into bars, but leave in pan.
  4. Return to oven at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for up to 15 minutes. Cool on rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 02, 2003

OH MY GOD!!! I made these as part of a friends wedding buffet, and they were SCARFED DOWN!!! Also, I included them in my holiday cookie tray for work, and they were the first ones gone. Great easy recipe--reminds me of my Hungarian grandmothers Linzer cookies! :-) A MUST TRY!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 08, 2003

I made this for thanksgiving dinner and two peple threw up. It could have been my turkey, but I doubt it.


26 Ratings

Jul 02, 2003

Everyone loved these. The second baking took a little longer than the recipe indicates. I've also tried this using raspberry preserves. Great easy recipe.

Jan 27, 2011

These are great!!! I did change the recipe a bit though. I did half with the apricot preserves and half with strwberry preserves, Iwas curious to see how it came out with something other then apricot preserves. Well both rocked, I liked the strawberry better and hubby preferred the apricot. Win, win! Can't wait to try with cherry or raspberry preserves! I also put an oatmeal, brown sugar crumb topping instead of the nuts on top. I will cook the crust longer next time. WARNING!!!! If you arn't a fan of very sweet foods than this is not the recipe for you.

May 24, 2005

This is a keeper. I, too, had to bake the 2nd go-around much longer, as the crust was too soft. But the end result was worth the extra time. I used toasted almonds in place of walnuts, as hubby is allergic to walnuts. And, I used fresh apricots mixed w/sugar blended in a food processor and cooked for 5 minutes in lieu of preserves.

Sep 14, 2004

EXCELLENT!! These are so incredible - people just rave over these when I make them. Thank you Marian for this delicious cookie bar!! P.S. Not sure what the last lady did...but I bet money is was the turkey NOT the cookies.

Sep 18, 2008

These were really really good. Made my own quick preserves to put on top...didn't have any nus so I put coconut on top...really yummy...like shortbread with an apricot/coconut topping...will do again with other toppings Have tried with lingonberry preserves with a oatmeal/brown sugar toppng...these came out wonderful...tart yet sweet...perfect for a Norwegian potluck!

Jan 20, 2009

These were very good. I did add a pinch of salt to the flour mixture and I used non-stick spray to prepare the baking pan. Think I'd prefer to toast the nuts and just put them on the cut bars instead of sprinkling them on the top and THEN cutting.


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  • Calories
  • 251 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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