Apricot Walnut Bars Recipe

Summary

CuisineCourse
MethodDish
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Dried apricots3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (adjust quantity as required)
 Sifted regular all purpose flour1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
 Granulated sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Eggs2 , well beaten
 Brown sugar1 Cup (16 tbs), packed
 Double acting baking powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Vanilla extract1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Chopped walnuts1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3131 Calories from Fat 1239

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 140 g215.7%

Saturated Fat 64.1 g320.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 664.9 mg

Sodium 847.5 mg35.3%

Total Carbohydrates 446 g148.6%

Dietary Fiber 17.4 g69.8%

Sugars 303.7 g

Protein 44 g87.5%

Vitamin A 136.3% Vitamin C 1.6%

Calcium 38.3% Iron 80.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Early on day:
1. Rinse apricots. In saucepan, cover apricots with water; bring to boil; then simmer 10 minutes. Drain, cool, and chop.
2. Start heating oven to 325°F.
3. Into bowl sift 1 cup flour with granulated sugar; with pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until like coarse corn meal. Press into ungreased 9-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan.
4. Bake 25 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, combine eggs and brown sugar; stir in 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, walnuts, and apricots until well blended. Spread evenly over baked layer.
6. Bake 35 minutes.
7. Cool in pan—top will be soft. Cut into 16 large squares or 32 bars.
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