Fruity Apricot Slice

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    Although dried apricots don't have as many health benefits as fresh apricots, they do pack a huge amount of vitamin A. Try some in this rich fruity dessert bar.

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    Makes: 16 squares

    • Base
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • Topping
    • 2/3 cup (85g) dried apricots
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (220g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup (40g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped walnuts
    • 1/3 cup (40g) icing sugar for decoration

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:1hour5min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease an 20x20cm square cake tin.
    2. Base: Rub together the butter, sugar and flour until crumbly. Sprinkle the mixture into the prepared tin and press down to form a base. Bake 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven until firm and slightly golden.
    3. Topping: Place apricots and enough water to cover in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and cool then chop coarsely.
    4. In a large bowl mix together the eggs and brown sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into the egg mixture. Mix in vanilla, walnuts and apricots. Spread mixture over baked layer.
    5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until firm. Leave in tin and cool on cake racks. Cut into bars and sprinkle with icing sugar.

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    Very good and easy to make. I didnt have dried apriocts so i simmered fresh ones in water and suagar until they were like a jam almost, and it turned out great!! takes a while the make, but definatly worth the time!  -  13 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Strangely addictive. I used a bunch of fresh apricots and two small peaches for this, obviously not boiling but just chopping them up. Kept everything the same except because I had so much fruit I added more flour and baking powder to the egg/apricot part and they came out great. Don't forget to dip the top, sides, and bottoms of all bars in powdered sugar, adds a nice sweetness.  -  25 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a great recipe, I used fresh apricots instead of dried and it turned out great! My family loved it, and the icing sugar on top is a must so don't skrimp!  -  15 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)