Apricot Gems

Apricot Gems

Apricot preserves add a fruity flavor punch to easy bars finished with a sweet and simple glaze.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Makes

25

bars

Cookies
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup firm butter or margarine, cut up
3
tablespoons milk
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
1/2
cup apricot preserves
Glaze
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1
to 2 teaspoons milk
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  2. In small bowl, mix milk, almond extract and egg. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. With lightly floured fingers, press half of mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon preserves evenly over baked layer; carefully spread. Drop remaining half of dough mixture by small spoonfuls evenly over preserves. Bake 13 to 18 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. In small bowl, mix all glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over cooled bars. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 5 rows.
Makes 25 bars
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Variation
Use your favorite flavor preserves to make your own version of these fruity bars.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.