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Danish Apricot Bars Recipe

"These fruity bars hold up well packed in lunches," remarks field editor Verona Koehlmoos of Pilger, Nebraska.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and butter. Add egg and milk; mix well. press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Spread with preserves; set aside. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in coconut. Carefully spread over preserves. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 203 calories, 10 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.