Apricot Squares

Apricot Squares
Apricot Squares

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    c butter, softened

  • 1

    c flour

  • 1/4

    c sugar

  • FILLING

  • 2/3

    c dried apricots

  • 1

    c water

  • 2

    egg yolks

  • 3/4

    c brown sugar

  • 1/2

    tsp baking powder

  • 1/4

    tsp salt

  • ICING

  • 1 3/4

    c icing sugar

  • 1/4

    c butter

  • 1 1/2

    tsp grated lemon rind

  • 1

    tbsp. lemon juice

Directions

In a bowl, cream butter, blend in flour and sugar, mixing well Press into bottom of 9" square pan and bake at 325 about 20 min Filling: cut apricots into small pieces. In a heavy saucepan bring apricots and water to a full boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 20 min until most of the water is absorbed and the apricots are tender. Beat egg yolks one min; add brown sugar and beat one min. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Blend in apricot mixture and spread over warm base Bake at 325 for 30-40 min Icing: Beat enough of the icing sugar into butter to make a smooth, spreadable consistency. Blend in lemon rind and juice

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