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Nutty Apricot Bars

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 12 oz Apricots - dried
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 3/4 c Butter / margarine -softened
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 2 c Flour- all purpose
  • 1/2 ts Baking soda
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 3 oz Coconut - flaked
  • 1/2 c Pecans or walnuts - chopped


Cover apricots with water, and bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer,
uncovered, 15 minutes or until tender. Drain reserving 1/4 cup liquid.
Coarsely chop apricots, and set aside. Combine reserved apricot liquid and
3/4 cup sugar in a saucepan; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in chopped apricots.
Cream butter; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating at medium speed of an
electric mixer until light and fluffy. combine flour, baking soda, and
salt; add floured mixture to creamed mixture, mixing well (mixture will be
crumbly). Stir in coconut and pecans. Pat about three-fourths of coconut
mixture into and ungreased 13x9x2 inch pan. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
Spread apricot mixture evenly over crust, spreading to within 1/4 inch from
edge of pan.
Sprinkle with remaining coconut mixture. Bake an additional 30 minutes.
Let cool in pan; chill. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Yield: about
4 dozen. From the Southern Living Cookbook

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