Nutty Oatmeal Apricot Squares

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Super easy when made in your food processor. Perfect to take to a summer BBQ!

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

  • cooking spray

  • ½ cup pecan halves

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into cubes

  • ¾ cup apricot preserves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Pulse pecans in a food processor until coarsely chopped, 3 to 5 times. Add oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; pulse 3 to 4 times.

  3. Sprinkle butter cubes over the top of the flour-oat mixture. Pulse until butter is the size of small peas, 3 to 5 times.

  4. Spread 1/2 of oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, pressing down lightly. Spread apricot preserves over oat mixture to 1/4-inch of the edge. Top with remaining oat mixture and press down lightly.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool before cutting.

Cook's Note:

To help the preserves spread easier on the raw crust, heat them up for a few seconds in the microwave to loosen them up.

To make without using a food processor, use chopped pecans and instant oats instead of old fashioned and pecan halves. Combine all the ingredients except butter and preserves in a large bowl. Cut in cold cubed butter with pastry blender or fork until the butter is the size of small peas. Proceed with the rest of the recipe as written.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

172 Calories
9g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 172
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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