Apricot-walnut bars

Yield: 12 bars

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Dried Apricots
1⅓ cup Flour
¼ cup Sugar
½ cup Butter
2 Eggs; well beaten
1 cup Brown Sugar
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Vanilla
½ cup Walnuts; chopped

In a saucepan, cover apricots with water and bring to a boil; then simmer 10 minutes. Drain and let cool. Chop apricots. Sift 1 cup flour with sugar into a bowl, then cut butter into it until it is like coarse cornmeal. Pack into a 9 x 9 x 2" pan. Bake for 25 minutes at 325øF.

Combine eggs and brown sugar, ⅓ cup flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, waluts, and apricots and stir well in a medium bowl. Spread over baked layer and bake 35 minutes at 325øF. Coll, and cut into bars.

Source: Shelby Lynne Smith of Stinson Beach, Ca. Typed by Katherine Smith

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