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Apricot-Coconut Squares Recipe
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Apricot-Coconut Squares

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"The yummiest apricot-coconut squares you've ever tasted!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 5 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together butter, sugar, and 1 cup flour. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven. In small saucepan, bring apricots and water to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes. Drain, chop, and set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar. Stir in 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and lemon juice. Fold in nuts and chopped apricots. Stir in coconut, if desired. Pour over the prepared crust.
  4. Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Cool, and dust with confectioners' sugar before cutting into squares.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 15, 2004

I made these for Christmas, along with several other cookies. THESE were gone first! I had to leave out the nuts and thought it would look more festive with the coconut sprinkled on top. I cut them into diamond shapes. A friend even wanted some to take home!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 03, 2006

Pretty good tasting, except the crust is very thin and crispy. I might recommend using a smaller pan and maybe not baking the crust ahead of time, just baking it with the topping on it already.

 

53 Ratings

Dec 11, 2003

Really great, and a nice change from the usual chocolatey stuff I always end up making at Christmastime. I'll be doing these again! I used chopped up raw almonds, and I left them fairly chunky, and we loved it.

 
Dec 17, 2003

This tasted very good. I have made other apricot slices/bars before, but there were more cake-like, this one was denser, but just as good. I especially liked the crust.

 
Dec 11, 2003

These bars come out tender and chewy. I took them to work and they disappeared.

 
Dec 11, 2003

I made these with my son for Teacher Appreciation day. They were a big hit with everyone who tasted them. We made a double batch to have for everyone.

 
Dec 11, 2003

I came home from the market with some dried apricots, and wanted to make a dessert. I tried this receipe. It's easy to make, and tastes great. I love to bake, and am happy to add this recipe to my collection.

 
Jan 03, 2006

I got some very ambivalent reviews for this recipe... Some loved it, others hated it. Personally, I found the flavor of the coconut combined with the apricots and walnuts too sickeningly sweet and unpleasant. Also, the SUPER crunchy crust was in contrast with the soft, mushy filling wasn't pleasant. Will definitely not make this again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 77 mg
  • 3%

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

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