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Apricot Almond Bars Recipe

Makes: About 20 - 24 bars.
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Step 1
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 9 in. x 13 in. pan with vegetable cooking spray.
Step 2
In small bowl, stir together flour and salt; set aside.
Step 3
In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and almond extracts; mix well. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until well blended. Remove 1/2 cup of dough and set aside. Press remaining dough evenly into bottom of pan and 1/4 in. up the sides. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
Step 4
In medium bowl, combine apricots, preserves and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Spread evenly over crust. In separate bowl, mix together reserved 1/2 cup cookie dough, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, oatmeal and almonds with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle evenly over apricot mixture.
Step 5
Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into squares.
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1 teaspoon vanilla extract



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1/2 teaspoon No Color Almond Extract



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all-purpose flour

2 cups all-purpose flour


1/2 teaspoon salt


3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter (, softened)

granulated sugar

1 cup granulated sugar


1 egg

dried apricots

1 package (7 ounces) dried apricots (, diced)

apricot preserves

1 jar (12 ounces) apricot preserves

ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (, divided)

old fashioned oatmeal

1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal ((uncooked))

sliced almonds

1/3 cup sliced almonds




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