Apricot Squares

Ingredients

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  • Base Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • Topping Ingredients
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/3 cup flour sifted
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup nuts, chopped
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt

Directions

  1. Snip ½ cup dried apricots. Put in sauce pan with water. Cook until soft, but not mushy. Cool.
  2. Base
  3. Mix ingredients till crumbly. Put in greased 8” pan and bake at 350º for 25 minutes
  4. Topping
  5. Beat together brown sugar and beaten eggs. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Blend in vanilla, nuts and the apricots. Spread over baked layer and bake 30 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and cut into squares, using knife dipped in cold water