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Apricot Bites Recipe

Makes 16 two-inch squares

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Instructions:

1. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish with margarine.
2. Place apricots and 1 cup water into a saucepan.
3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes until apricots are tender.
4. Drain and let cool.
5. Fit steel knife blade into the work bowl of a food processor.
6. Into the work bowl combine margarine, granulated sugar and 1 cup flour.
7. Process until smooth.
8. Spread into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
9. Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
10. With steel knife still attached, process drained apricots until chopped into 1/4-inch pieces.
11. Add 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
12. Process until mixed well, about 6-8 seconds.
13. Remove crust from oven, spread apricot mixture evenly over baked crust and return to oven for 30 minutes longer.
14. Let cool, then cut into 2-inch squares.


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Main Ingredient:Fruit / Apricot
Course:Dessert
Snacks
Cuisine:American
Preparation Method:Baking
Dish:Cookies
Difficulty:Medium

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