Hungarian Fruit Squares

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This is my Hungarian great-great-grandmother's recipe. It is a family favorite every year. Once you make it one time, you will continue to make it every year.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
32 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup apricot preserves

  • ¾ cup raspberry preserves

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or as needed


  1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Use a pastry blender or fork to cut in butter until pea-sized crumbs form. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix dough well.

  2. Separate out 1/4 of the dough and chill in the refrigerator. Press remaining dough into the bottom and sides of an ungreased 15 1/2x10 1/2-inch jelly roll pan. Spread apricot preserves on 1/2 the mixture and raspberry preserves on the remaining 1/2.

  3. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  4. Remove chilled dough from the refrigerator and roll out onto a lightly floured board. Cut into 1/2-inch strips and place diagonally across the preserves to form a lattice; press around edges to seal.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  6. Allow to cool and cut into squares. Dust the top with confectioners' sugar; this keeps cookies from sticking and looks nice, too.

Cook's Note:

You can use any preserves you like, but it's best to use seedless.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

158 Calories
6g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* 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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