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Apricot Almond Bars

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Apricot Almond Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 24
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Enjoy these tempting apricot-almond bars for any time dessert which can be baked easily with yellow cake mix.
Updated Jun 23, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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

230 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 35g Total Carbohydrate, 23g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
23g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
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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