Apricot Biscuit Bars

    Apricot Biscuit Bars

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    1hr20min


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    About this recipe: 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.

    Ingredients
    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

    Method
    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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