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Apricot Gems

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Apricot Gems
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 25
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Apricot preserves add a fruity flavor punch to easy bars finished with a sweet and simple glaze.
Updated Jan 11, 2007

Ingredients

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
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use your favorite flavor preserves to make your own version of these fruity bars.

Nutrition

90 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 16g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
20
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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