Apricot Biscuit Bars

    1 hour 20 min

    These bars are rich, sweet and gooey. A buttery biscuit base is topped with an apricot and walnut mixture. Enjoy as a snack or as a dessert.

    25 people made this

    Serves: 32 bars

    • 85g dried apricots
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 125g plain flour, sifted
    • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 40g plain flour, sifted
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 40g icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20cm square baking tin.
    2. Place apricots in a pan with just enough water to cover them. Heat over medium heat. Bring to the boil and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and cool, then coarsely chop.
    3. Mix together the butter, sugar and 125g flour until crumbly. Press mixture evenly into the prepared tin. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm and slightly golden.
    4. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs and dark brown soft sugar. Combine 40g flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into the egg mixture. Mix in vanilla, walnuts and apricots. Spread mixture over baked layer.
    5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until firm. Let cool on wire racks. Cut into bars and dust with icing sugar.

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    Very good and easy to make. I didnt have dried apriocts so i simmered fresh ones in water and suagar until they were like a jam almost, and it turned out great!! takes a while the make, but definatly worth the time!  -  13 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Strangely addictive. I used a bunch of fresh apricots and two small peaches for this, obviously not boiling but just chopping them up. Kept everything the same except because I had so much fruit I added more flour and baking powder to the egg/apricot part and they came out great. Don't forget to dip the top, sides, and bottoms of all bars in powdered sugar, adds a nice sweetness.  -  25 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a great recipe, I used fresh apricots instead of dried and it turned out great! My family loved it, and the icing sugar on top is a must so don't skrimp!  -  15 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)