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Apricot Squares Recipe

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Doris Henry


2/3 c. dried apricots
1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. pecans, chopped

Rinse apricots, and place in a small saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil; boil 10 minutes. Drain; cool and chop. Set aside.
Combine butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1 cup flour, blending well. Press mixture into a greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes.
Combine remaining 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
Gradually add brown sugar to beaten eggs, beating well. Add reserved apricots, flour mixture, vanilla, and pecans. Spread evenly over baked crust. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool in pan; cut into 2-inch squares.




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