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Apricot Walnut Bars

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Ingredients
  Dried apricots 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (adjust quantity as required)
  Sifted regular all purpose flour 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , well beaten
  Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), packed
  Double acting baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
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.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Walnut

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