Saturday, May 10

Apricot Bars

I noticed this recipe for Apricot Bars tucked in the pages of my Grandma's 1961 Betty Crocker's New Picture Cookbook. Bryce had it out the other day when he was making cinnamon rolls. In between the well worn and grease stained pages are recipes that my Grandma put away for safe keeping. Some are clipped from magazines or newspapers, others are photocopies. My favorites, though, are the ones penned by my Grandma. This recipe is one of those:

Apricot Bars

1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour

1 t baking powder
1 egg

1 T milk

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1 cup apricot jam
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1 cup sugar

1 egg
4 T butter, melted
2 cups flaked coconut
1. Combine butter, flour, baking powder and blend until crumbly
2. Beat 1 egg with milk and stir into dough until mixture holds together

3. Spread dough into greased 7x11 inch pan. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 15 minutes

4. Spread abricot jam over pastry layer

5. Combine sugar, egg, melted butter. Stir in coconut. Spread over jam layer

6. Bake in 350 oven for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown and set. Cut into bars when cool. Yield: 24 bars.

Me and Grandma circa 1974.


Anonymous said...

i am so proud to be honored in this way and for my
mother too...I love those apricot bars. I see that
baby Katy is wearing a nightgown that my mother
made for her with an antique crocheted yoke...of course there is a Teddy bear in the picture too. He
looks like the Roosevelt bear i have on my shelf today.

Anonymous said...

Well.I blew it somehow. The teddy bear I imagined
in the photo is really a shirley temple of
many my mother had.

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