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Apricot Squares Recipe
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Apricot Squares

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"Rich bars with sweet apricots, these are sure to become one of your favorite desserts."

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Original recipe makes 32 bars Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch square pan.
  2. Place apricots and enough water to cover in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and cool, then chop coarsely.
  3. Cream together the butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 cup flour until crumbly. Sprinkle the mixture into the prepared pan, and pack down. Bake in the preheated oven until firm and slightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs and brown sugar until well blended. Combine 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into the egg mixture. Mix in vanilla, walnuts and apricots. Spread mixture over baked layer.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Let cool on wire racks. Cut into bars and dip in confectioners' sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 13, 2008

Very good and easy to make. I didnt have dried apriocts so i simmered fresh ones in water and suagar until they were like a jam almost, and it turned out great!! takes a while the make, but definatly worth the time!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 30, 2005

I absolutely love apricot bars--but these are just nasty. Gooey, to put it mildly; overly sweet. Almost too messy to cut. I will NOT make them again; the recipe belongs in the trash. If the ingredients weren't so expensive that is where the cookies would go also.


24 Ratings

May 25, 2008

Strangely addictive. I used a bunch of fresh apricots and two small peaches for this, obviously not boiling but just chopping them up. Kept everything the same except because I had so much fruit I added more flour and baking powder to the egg/apricot part and they came out great. Don't forget to dip the top, sides, and bottoms of all bars in powdered sugar, adds a nice sweetness.

Aug 17, 2009

This was a great recipe, I used fresh apricots instead of dried and it turned out great! My family loved it, and the icing sugar on top is a must so don't skrimp! :)

Nov 04, 2007

I followed the directions exactly. I was careful to completely drain the apricots after boiling on paper towels. Because of what the other reviews said about them being too gooey I was kept them in the oven a little too long. They were still delicious. I covered them with plastic wrap, and the few I managed to save until the next day were even better.

Jan 20, 2009

I made it with Splenda White and Brown sugars and it was excellent!

Jul 19, 2006

I give these 5 stars because they were super easy to make and my mom had one and called it "unbelievable". They were that good! So ooey and gooey and delicious, and came out of the pan perfectly. The only thing I don't understand is the yield. 32 bars?! That's pretty funny. I cut mine into 16 regular sized squares. I told my mom I'd be making them again soon. :) Thanks for the recipe!

Apr 26, 2012

Too sweet, the brown sugar over powered the taste of the apricots.


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  • Calories
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

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

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