Bars: Beatrice Savitz's Apricot Cookies

posted by marlaoh 06-27-103 7:52 AM

Beatrice Savitz's Apricot Cookies

8 ounces dried apricots
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/4 cups water to cover
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

Place apricots, lemon juice, white sugar in a small saucepan. Add enough water to just cover the apricots. Bring to a boil, and cook until fruit is soft. Chop coarsely.

Sift flour, oatmeal and brown sugar together. Melt butter or margarine over low heat and stir into flour mixture. Put 2/3 of this mixture into 8 x 8 inch greased pan. Spread apricot mixture over crust. Sprinkle remaining oatmeal mixture over apricots.

4 Bake for about 35 minutes.

Makes 16 bars

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