Apricot Shortbread Bars Recipe

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Apricot Shortbread Bars
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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. While the crust is baking, place apricots in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid. Return the apricots and reserved liquid to the pan, and stir in the lemon zest. Mix together the sugar and cornstarch, and stir into the apricot mixture. Bring to a boil, and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Spread onto the prepared crust, and sprinkle the walnuts over.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm to the touch. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 200.83 Kcal (841 kJ)
Calories from fat 75.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.39g 13%
Cholesterol 13.62mg 5%
Sodium 4.58mg 0%
Potassium 146.67mg 3%
Total Carbs 30.44g 10%
Sugars 20.6g 82%
Dietary Fiber 1.25g 5%
Protein 2.6g 5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 18.4mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 421.83 Kcal (1766 kJ)
Calories from fat 158.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.63g 13%
Cholesterol 28.62mg 5%
Sodium 9.62mg 0%
Potassium 308.08mg 3%
Total Carbs 63.95g 10%
Sugars 43.27g 82%
Dietary Fiber 2.63g 5%
Protein 5.46g 5%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.3mg 3%
Calcium 38.7mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.5
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

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