Apricot Coconut Bars

I just added a recipe to my “Gotta Try This” list. It’s for Apricot Coconut Bars from the 1930′s in a little cookbook called “Mama’s in the Kitchen; Weird & Wonderful Home Cooking 1900-1950.”

It isn’t one of the weird ones, but I’ll get to those later.

To make the crust:

Whisk together: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup sugar
Cut 1/2 cup butter in dry mix

Press into 9 inch square baking pan and bake at 350 until lightly browned. (Maybe 10 minutes? I’ll let you know after I actually make it!)

For the filling:

Dice 1 cup dried apricots and simmer in a small amount of water for 5 minutes, then drain and let cool.
Whisk together:    1/3 cup flour       1/2 teaspoon baking powder       1/4 teaspoon salt
In a larger separate bowl, beat 2 eggs;  add 1/2 cup brown sugar & 1 teaspoon almond extract.
Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture, then the apricots and 1/2 cup flaked coconut and mix well.
Spread onto the baked crust, sprinkle with an additional 1/2 cup coconut and bake at 350 for approximately 25 minutes.  Cool and cut into bars.

If you try this before I do, let me know how you liked it!

Your friend in the kitchen,

Jean
 

 

 

 

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