Posted by: marthabernie | September 2, 2014


This is another family favorite that my mother made in December each year.  She kept multiple tins on the dining room table and as people came by during the holidays, she sent everyone home with a small box of cookies from the tins.  This bar keeps well in an air tight container.

Cover 2/3 cup dried apricots with water, boil ten minutes.  Drain, cool and chop.

Mix together until crumbly:

1/2 cup butter

1 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

Press into an 8 x 8 x 2 pan.  Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Sift together

1/3 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Mix with 2 well beaten eggs and one cup brown sugar.  Add flour mixture.  Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts and the apricots.  Spread over baked layer.  Bake 30 minutes more at 350 degrees F.  Cool.  Cut into squares and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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