Apricot Coconut Squares Recipe 
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Apricot Coconut Squares

2/3 cup dried apricots
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup flaked coconut (optional)
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

Rinse apricots. In small saucepan, cook apricots in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain well and chop; set aside.

In medium bowl, mix together butter, sugar and 1 cup flour. Press onto bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 minutes.

In medium bowl, beat eggs and gradually add brown sugar. Stir in 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and lemon juice. Fold in nuts, chopped apricots and coconut, if desired. Pour over crust and bake at 325 degrees for an additional 20 minutes. Cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Makes 2 dozen

Nutrition at a glance
Servings Per Recipe: 12
amount per serving
Calories 335
Protein 4g
Total Fat 17g
Sodium 178mg
Cholesterol l56mg
Carbohydrates 44g
Fiber 2g

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