Apricot-Cherry Bars With Oatmeal Crumble Topping Recipe

Apricot-Cherry Bars With Oatmeal Crumble Topping Recipe

How To Make Apricot-Cherry Bars With Oatmeal Crumble Topping

For these apricot-cherry bars, rich dried cherries and apricots are topped with an oatmeal crumble crust then baked until golden brown.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 1cupold-fashioned oats
  • ¾cuplight brown sugar,firmly packed
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 8tbspbutter
  • 2cupsflaked coconut,sweetened
  • 2cupsalmonds,sliced
  • 2cupscherries,dried
  • 2cupsdried apricots,coarsely chopped
  • 21ozcondensed milk,sweetened

Instructions

  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position; heat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 13-by-9-inch Pyrex baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, oats, brown sugar and salt. Stir in butter with a fork until well mixed and clumps have formed. Spread 1½ packed cups of oat mixture over the bottom of the pan, pressing to form a thin crust.

  3. Mix coconut, almonds, cherries, apricots and milk in a large bowl. Pour over crust, using a rubber spatula to evenly distribute and press down. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over dried fruit filling.

  4. Bake for about 30 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool to room temperature. It can also be covered and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.

  5. To serve, cut into generous 1½ inch squares.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 138.27kcal
  • Fat: 6.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.88g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.47g
  • Fiber: 1.72g
  • Sugar: 12.55g
  • Protein: 2.99g
  • Cholesterol: 8.93mg
  • Sodium: 28.92mg
  • Calcium: 56.71mg
  • Potassium: 182.02mg
  • Iron: 0.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 33.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.85mg
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