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Friday, September 24, 2010

Apricot Bars

Last night, my kids and I were over at Grammy and Grampy's while Daddy was working late. My Mom started flipping through The Pioneer Women Cookbook and suggested I make the Apricot Bars for the blog! Our Mom makes them with chopped almonds and pecans and they are divine! I decided to keep it as simple as possible and followed the recipe to a tee! I love the flavor combination of brown sugar and butter! Add some oats and flour for texture, apricot preserves for tartness and what you've got is something reminiscent of a warm, homemade cobbler but with a lot less fuss! These bars are DELISH!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 3/4 sticks salted butter, cut into pieces
1 jar (10-12 oz) apricot preserves
Mix all of the ingredients together except the apricot preserves.
Press half of the mixture into a buttered 8 or 9" square (or small rectangle) pan.
Spread the whole 10-12 oz jar Apricot preserves over the top.
Pour other have of mixture over preserves and press down lightly. Then into a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.
Let the bars cool somewhat before cutting into them.
They may be slightly crumbly and gooey...but then again, when has that EVER been a draw back! YUM! Enjoy!

Recipe from Pioneer Woman
images by Kar


Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...
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Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

That pioneer woman knows what's up. And good timing with this recipe because I was just trying to figure out something fun to do with all the apricot jam I made. P.S. I'd never heard of Day's Market until your donut post. Tonight I was at Rock Canyon Pharmacy checking out their fake grass when I looked over and saw that I was in the parking lot of Day's Market. I was so excited to go get a donut, but they were ALL GONE! And to make matters worse I left my purse there. But my Dunford Donuts from Chevron did the trick.