Apricot Almond Bars are another “must have” on the cookie plates. Delicate apricot, buttery crust and crunchy almond slices………a perfect tea time treat.
Apricot Almond Bars
Line a 13 in x 9 in x 2in pan with non-stick foil (if you haven’t tried this product–trust me–it’s amazing). Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In mixing bowl, add
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup butter
Mix together until it looks like this:
Pat into bottom of pan and up the sides about 1/2 inch. I like to roll after patting to make it level.
Bake crust for 15-18 minutes, until lightly browned.
While the crust bakes, prepare the topping.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Spread over hot crust. Top with:
1 cup sliced almonds
Bake 15-20 minutes until set and the almonds look slightly toasted.
Cool pan on rack. Lift out bars, using foil lining. Cut into small squares.
Enjoy with your cup of tea.
Makes about 2 1/2-3 dozen.