The yummiest apricot-coconut squares you've ever tasted!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together butter, sugar, and 1 cup flour. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven. In small saucepan, bring apricots and water to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes. Drain, chop, and set aside to cool.

  • In a medium bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar. Stir in 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and lemon juice. Fold in nuts and chopped apricots. Stir in coconut, if desired. Pour over the prepared crust.

  • Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Cool, and dust with confectioners' sugar before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; protein 2.2g 5% DV; carbohydrates 22.3g 7% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 25.7mg 9% DV; sodium 77.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2004
I made these for Christmas along with several other cookies. THESE were gone first! I had to leave out the nuts and thought it would look more festive with the coconut sprinkled on top. I cut them into diamond shapes. A friend even wanted some to take home! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2006
Pretty good tasting except the crust is very thin and crispy. I might recommend using a smaller pan and maybe not baking the crust ahead of time just baking it with the topping on it already. Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2004
I made these for Christmas along with several other cookies. THESE were gone first! I had to leave out the nuts and thought it would look more festive with the coconut sprinkled on top. I cut them into diamond shapes. A friend even wanted some to take home! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
Really great and a nice change from the usual chocolatey stuff I always end up making at Christmastime. I'll be doing these again! I used chopped up raw almonds and I left them fairly chunky and we loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2003
This tasted very good. I have made other apricot slices/bars before but there were more cake-like this one was denser but just as good. I especially liked the crust. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
These bars come out tender and chewy. I took them to work and they disappeared. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2006
Pretty good tasting except the crust is very thin and crispy. I might recommend using a smaller pan and maybe not baking the crust ahead of time just baking it with the topping on it already. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
I made these with my son for Teacher Appreciation day. They were a big hit with everyone who tasted them. We made a double batch to have for everyone. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2003
I came home from the market with some dried apricots and wanted to make a dessert. I tried this receipe. It's easy to make and tastes great. I love to bake and am happy to add this recipe to my collection. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
What a lovely square. It was easy to make and tastes terrific. Freezes well also. Thanks for sharing Jo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2003
Brought to a dinner party. The guests flipped over these delicious bars. Read More
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