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Prune Apricot Squares

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Ingredients
  Cooked prunes 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), pitted and chopped
  Dried apricots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cooked chopped
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Sifted flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Quick cooking oats 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Firmly Packed)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

MAKING
2. Take a saucepan and mix apricots, prunes, grated lemon rind, flour, lemon juice and sugar and stirring intermittently, cook, on low heat to a thick mixture. Allow to cool.
3. Sieve flour with salt; add brown sugar and oats.
4. Blend shortening with the mixture without leaving any lumps till mixture turns crumbly.
5. Take an 8 inch greased square pan, spread ½ portion of the dough, top will cooled filling followed by rest of the crumbly mixture. Press mixture down lightly and bake for 35 minutes.
6. Allow to cool and cut as squares.

SERVING
7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apricot
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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