Apricot Almond Bars

Enjoy these tempting apricot-almond bars for any time dessert which can be baked easily with yellow cake mix.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24

Ingredients

Crust

1
(18.25-oz.) pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
egg

Filling

1/2
cup sugar
1/4
cup all purpose or unbleached flour
4
eggs
2
cups finely chopped dried apricots
1
cup sliced almonds

Glaze

1/2
cup apricot jam, melted
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, combine all crust ingredients; beat at low speed until crumbly. Press mixture firmly in bottom of greased pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in same bowl, combine sugar and flour; mix well. Add 4 eggs; stir with spoon until well blended. Fold in apricots. Gently fold in almonds.
  • 4 Remove pan from oven. Pour apricot mixture evenly over partially baked crust. Return to oven; bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until filling is set. Remove from oven; gently brush with melted jam. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled. Cut into bars.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    230
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    23g
    23%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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