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Apricot Gems

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

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

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.

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

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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