Apricot Almond Squares

Apricot Almond Squares

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    bars


Ingredients

  • ½

    c Butter or Margarine; Melted

  • 1

    pk (18.25-oz) Pillsbury Plus cake mix (yellow or white)

  • ½

    c Almonds; finely chopped with

  • 1

    c Apricot preserves for second layer

  • FILLING

  • ¼

    c Sugar

  • 1

    tsp Vanilla

  • 1

    pk (8-oz) cream cheese;

  • 1

    Egg

  • 2

    tbs Flour

  • tsp Salt

  • c Apricot preserves

  • ½

    c Coconut to be mixed with 1 cup of first layer.

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13-inch Baker with vegetable oil spray. 1st layer Combine cake mix and butter using Pastry Blender in Batter Bowl. Stir in almonds. Reserve l cup of mixture for filling. Press remaining base mixture in bottom of Baker. layer 2 Carefully spread 1 cup preserves over base.* 3rd layer Combine cream cheese, sugar, flour, salt, vanilla and egg in Batter Bowl until well mixed. Stir in 1/3 cup preserves. Carefully spread filling mixture over base. 4th layer Combine reserved 1 cup base mixture and coconut; sprinkle over filling. Bake 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and center is set. Cool completely. Store in refrigerator. 36 bars. TIP: *For ease in spreading, preserves can be warmed slightly.


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