Apricot Crumb Bars


Apricot Crumb Bars

Apricot Crumb Bars
25 Min

These yummy melt-in-your-mouth Apricot Crumb Bars are sure to make you feel like a star baker. Our easy from-scratch recipe takes no time to prepare, but tastes like you fussed.

What You'll Need

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened and cut into small chunks
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pinenuts or chopped walnuts

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, combine flour, cornmeal, and granulated sugar. Pulse several times to combine. Add butter, then pulse until ingredients form a wet, sandy mixture, about 15 seconds. Reserve 1/4 of mixture.
  3. Place remaining flour mixture into an 8-inch square pan and press down evenly into bottom. Spread apricot preserves evenly over top.
  4. Mix the brown sugar into the reserved flour mixture, then crumble it evenly over apricot preserves. Sprinkle pinenuts over top.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until edges just begin to brown. Let cool then cut into squares.


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I agree with norske who would only use 1 stick of butter. I plan to try this recipe. Has anyone made it using Stevia instead of sugar? I have both the white and light brown sugars in Stevia, as my husband is diabetic. Plus we can use Sugar-free Apricot Jam (which tastes great!). Will get back to anyone wanting to know how it came out. :)

how did this turn out with the stevia? where did you fnd brown sugar stevia?

Everything with apricots is o.k. with me. They gobbled these up!!!!

Sounds like a good recipe, and could be used with other preserves or jams. I would cut the butter down to just 1 stick. I think that would be enough. Could just mix the flour, cornmeal and sugar and cut in the butter, like you would if making pie crust. You don't need a food processor then.

If you want to I reckon you could use electric beater, especially if you have 2 trays and are making double.

huge huge hit

My hubby has Celiac, what could I use in place of the all purpose flour?

Gluten-free all-porpose flour.

Go to glutenfreegirl.com She has an all purpose flour mix that you can make yourself.

I have celiac to go on kingarthurflour.com you can get multi-purpose flour gluten free it great you can make a lot of thing.

This Apricot desert sounds wonderful, is there an alternative if you don't have a food processor? If I make this I will use artifical sweetner and sugar free preserves.

Loving this Recipe! I will be trying this Recipe with different Preserves. My 2 yr old Gdaughter Loves Raspberry Preserves:)

Good base for any jam...mix a little almond extract [or amaretto] with the apricot jam. I have some gooseberry jam waiting for this crust.


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