Apricot Bars
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INGREDIENTS
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 jar (16 oz) apricot preserves
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Combine the flour and baking powder; gradually add to butter mixture. Add coconut, pecans and vanilla; mix well.
  2. Press 2/3 of dough into a greased 13x9 pan. Spread the apricot preserves over the top of the dough. Crumble remaining dough over the preserves. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in the pan, then cut into bars.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This recipe was given to me by one of the wonderful cooks in my church. When I bring these to a family gathering, my brother-in-law always hides half of them so he can take them home with him!