Monday, June 21, 2010

Apricot Pecan Bar

I’ve been baking a lot of bars! Chocolate bars, vanilla sugar bars, cranberry bars, tons and tons of bars! Now I made…..Apricot pecan bars! I was too lazy to soften the butter before I made these so I used apricot jelly instead of butter. I know, that’s kind of a weird substitution, but it turned out pretty well. It was sweet, but not too sweet. And, uh, well they were good. Trust me. Plus there’s only 5 ingredients! So easy. Happy summer time!


Apricot Pecan Bars - Printer Friendly Version
½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup apricot jelly
1 ½ flour
½ cup praline pecans or normal pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F
2. Cream butter and sugar. Add in jelly
3. Beat in flour and pecans
4. Press into a greased 8x8 pan
5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean


6 comments:

  1. Love your blog! Love that your recipes are nice and easy, but look so delicious. I use to live on Big Island (for a little while), and miss the islands so much. Anyway - where do you get Ikura? I saw your somen salad with it...

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  2. Thanks! I used to bring back ikura from Japan. I would buy it at tsukiji fish market, put it in a styrofoam container with some frozen stuff, then put it in my check-in luggage. Other places that carry ikura are nijiya market, shirokiya, and (sometimes) sam's club. I found if the flavor of the ikura isn't right, (too salty, no flavor, etc) you can make a sauce that makes it taste sooo much better. I will write a post on the sauce, and if i can find, other places that carry ikura. :)

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  3. These sound delicious! Substituting the butter also made them lower in fat as well. I often substitute applesauce for butter in my recipes and it usually turns out quite well.

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  4. Those looks great. It is perfect for an afternoon snack or actually a snack anytime.

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  5. That sounds like an aaamazing fruit bar. I definitly wanna try making them!! Thanks for inspiration.

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  6. Jessica: Thanks! I sometimes use applesauce too. Yogurt works pretty well too.

    Joy: Thanks! :) Yup, it's a good snack for anytime!

    Linn: Thanks! You should, they're tasty!

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