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Squares, Apricot (D)
Source: "Delicious Desserts," by Sylvia Balser Hirsch
Serves: 16

1 stick butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. vanilla

2/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Confectioners' sugar

Be sure to start the apricots for the topping before you make the base so they can cool.

Make Base:
Butter an 8"x8" pan. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream the butter with the sugar, add the flour and the vanilla, blending well, then press into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 20 minutes.

Make Topping:
Boil the apricots for about ten minutes in water to cover, drain and cool.

Combine the eggs with the brown sugar and beat until light.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt and add to the egg mixture. Add apricots, nuts, and vanilla. Blend mixture and spread evenly over base.

Return to oven and bake about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool. Cut into squares and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Posted by Gene Goldblatt

Nutritional Info Per Serving: 175 Calories; 9g Fat (43.0% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 42mg Cholesterol; 122mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1-1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.