Oatmeal Apricot Squares Recipe
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Oatmeal Apricot Squares Recipe

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Easy to prepare and designed to make a small amount, these squares are a marvelous blend of flavors. It's a dessert that can be stirred up in no time to satisfy a sweet tooth...warm from the oven or as a treat later. -Veronica Roza, Bayport, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 160 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  2. Press half of the mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Spread with preserves. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture; gently press down.
  3. Bake at 350° for 38-42 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 16 bars.
Originally published as Oatmeal Apricot Squares in Reminisce Extra December 2000, p53

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ktorrusio User ID: 8722912 242834
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2016

"This was very good. I made some changes. I decreased the sugar to 1/4 cup and added 1/4 cup applesauce (natural unsweetened). I decreased the butter to 1/4 cup and added 1/4 cup coconut oil. I also used a very thin layer of the jam and it was enough. You don't really need a lot."

manga User ID: 4211076 81860
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

"I had to use almost a whole jar of apricot preserves. 3/4 cup was not enough to cover the 8 x 8 pan. It wasn't very tasty."

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