Apricot Layer Bars

Apricot Layer Bars

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1/2 tsp. soda

  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 small can crushed pineapple

  • 1 cup chopped dry apricots

First cook the filling by adding the sugar, pineapple with juice and dry apricots to a heavy saucepan and cooking over low heat for 20 minutes – be sure to stir often to prevent burning. Cool completely prior to spreading on the crust.For the crust, cream together the butter and sugar, stir in the flour and soda until well mixed.Spread evenly into 9x13” well greased pan and bake for 25 minutes at 350°.Spread cooled filling over baked layer.Sprinkle over the coconut and nuts pressing down gently with fingers so it sticks to the filling layer.Bake cookie bars another 20 minutes at 350°. Cool and cut into squares.


For more apricot recipes, try this recipe for Apricot Date Coffee Cake.

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