Joanne's Apricot Bars Recipe

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  1. For shortbread layer: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish with nonstick spray. Blend flour, sugar, and salt in processor. Add butter; using on/off turns, process until coarse meal forms. Press crumbs firmly onto bottom of dish. Bake until center is golden, about 25 minutes. Maintain oven temperature.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare apricot layer: Place apricots in small saucepan; add enough water to cover. Boil until soft, about 4 minutes; drain and set aside.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into small bowl. Using electric mixer, beat eggs in large bowl. Add brown sugar and vanilla; beat until thick. Stir in flour mixture, then nuts and apricots. Spread over shortbread.
  4. Bake cookie until puffed, dark brown, and toothpick inserted into topping comes out with small moist crumbs attached, about 35 minutes. Cool in dish.
  5. Cut cookie into 6 strips, then crosswise into thirds. Transfer to waxed paper. Sift powdered sugar over bars.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 107.67 Kcal (451 kJ)
Calories from fat 47.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.3g 8%
Cholesterol 27.42mg 9%
Sodium 46.97mg 2%
Potassium 123.91mg 3%
Total Carbs 13.14g 4%
Sugars 5.02g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0.96g 4%
Protein 2.7g 5%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 16.9mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 362.24 Kcal (1517 kJ)
Calories from fat 160.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.84g 8%
Cholesterol 92.24mg 9%
Sodium 158.03mg 2%
Potassium 416.89mg 3%
Total Carbs 44.2g 4%
Sugars 16.9g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3.24g 4%
Protein 9.08g 5%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 1%
Iron 1.7mg 3%
Calcium 56.9mg 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

  • 2.4
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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